A resident of London, Ont., From Ukraine, helps to support individuals fighting in their home country with upcoming charity events.
Dimitry Tarabanov works with the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation to organize Avatars for Ukraine, a non-fungible tokens (NFT) charity auction – a type of cryptographic technology that can neither be exchanged nor exchanged because every digital photo. “Cookies” are monitored.
All proceeds from the auction will go to medical aid for Ukrainian troops.
“We have hurt Ukraine’s defenders who have been protecting it for three months,” Tarabanov said. “There are thousands of injured and we want to start helping them as soon as possible.
Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister as Minister of Digital Transformation, shared the news of the upcoming event on social media.
“Ukraine’s leading video game producers and digital artists have created the NFT collection of avatars for Ukraine,” he said.
A total of 70 artists will take part in the auction on May 19, with the theme of reflecting on the war and “embodying the spirit of Ukraine in its struggle for existence,” according to the Avatars for Ukraine website.
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“This is the face of my people at war,” Tarabanov said. “At its core, every work of art is an important part of the spirit, soul, wisdom, love and freedom of Ukraine.
Tarabanov said that a large collection of works of art from Ukraine focuses on the pre-war period, including the Soviet era and World War II. He emphasized the importance of separating digital artwork from the upcoming auction from all that has been seen in the past.
“Times are changing and that includes how art is produced,” he said. “This is a historic moment, just as the cartoon industry published special issues of Superman during the wartime. “I think the current war is, for the first time in history, when video games are actually helping people affected by the war in Ukraine.”
He added that the name of the auction, Avatars, comes from Sanskrit – the ancient Indo-European language of India – and means incarnation or incarnation.
“It represents universal justice that is not based on human law but on higher ideas,” he said. “So, the idea is that these images are just avatars for Ukraine, as a nation and as a people.
Tarabanov first came to Canada about seven years ago and is originally from a town near Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine.
Since Tarabanov wants not only to help those fighting the Russian invasion but also to keep family members in good spirits when fleeing the active war zone, Tarabanov hopes that this upcoming auction can bring relief to all.
“From medical care, treatment and prosthetics, we hope that this help will bring everyone back to a normal life.
The auction is available worldwide and will air on Thursday 19 May.
More information can be found on the Avatars for Ukraine website.
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