No one would call an artist from India “British” or an artist from Peru “Spanish,” so why do museums continue to label Ukrainian artists as “Russian”?
Founded by LA-based curator Asha Bukojemsky, Kyiv to LA will host six artists from Ukraine across different participating venues.
Many in the local Ukrainian community want the museum’s name to be changed to reflect the many artworks in its collection by artists from former Soviet states.
The funds will support on-site conservation, packing and storing, and even salaries for Ukrainian heritage professionals.
Ukraine’s defense minister called the strikes, which targeted power plants and civilian areas, “war crimes.”
Forensic Architecture and the Center for Spatial Technologies exposed the historical symbolism of a Russian strike on Kyiv TV Tower near Babyn Yar, the site of a Holocaust mass grave.
Ukrainian people have been using folk art, music, and traditions to resist the war and foster hope.
From music and architecture to comedy and horror, these films showcase Ukrainian culture and its long-held ethos of resistance.
Curators at the Maidan Museum in Kyiv are sifting through the rubble for items that “tell the story of ordinary people’s lives, of their deaths.”
The artifacts are estimated to date from 400 to 300 BCE, when Greek settlements existed along the northern shores of the Black Sea near Odesa.
Cammie Tipton-Amini’s opinion piece “When Ukraine Was Newly Independent and Everything Was Possible” employs simplistic whataboutism that dangerously echoes Putin’s lies.
Sculptures by Hungarian artist Zsófia Keresztes, Malgorzata Mirga-Tas’s Polish Pavilion transformation, and more highlights from this year’s show.