On 18 February 2020 Asters jointly with the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) held a reception within its ArtAsters project presenting the exhibition of artworks by Ivan Marchuk, one of the most prominent Ukrainian painters with a top-notch international reputation.
Born in 1936, Ivan Marchuk is the legend of Ukrainian art, an inventor of a unique painting style. He is the only Ukrainian artist recognized by International Academy of Modern Art in Rome as a member of the “Golden Guild”. In 2007 The Daily Telegraph included Ivan Marchuk in the top 100 living geniuses of our time.
The event was traditionally held in Asters' office with two hundred attending guests, including business managers, governmental officers, journalists, diplomats, and public figures.
ArtAsters is a non-profit project of Asters aimed at popularization of Ukrainian art. Launched in 2009, the project is designed to benefit Ukrainian artists and create additional opportunities for them to display their works in a gallery-like office space for viewing by Asters' lawyers, clients, and guests.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing the interests of the U.S. businesses active in Ukraine and Ukraine businesses active or somehow connected to the U.S. markets. USUBC is headquartered in Washington, DC. With over 200 members, USUBC is the largest business association for Ukraine which is not based in Ukraine. USUBC has been promoting Ukraine as a place to do business since 1995.