Cammie Tipton-Amini’s opinion piece “When Ukraine Was Newly Independent and Everything Was Possible” employs simplistic whataboutism that dangerously echoes Putin’s lies.
Standouts and Historic Firsts by Eastern European Artists and Curators at the Venice Biennale
Sculptures by Hungarian artist Zsófia Keresztes, Malgorzata Mirga-Tas’s Polish Pavilion transformation, and more highlights from this year’s show.
When Ukraine Was Newly Independent and Everything Was Possible
British photographer Martin Parr’s images from the resort city of Yalta in the 1990s capture Ukraine’s challenging transition toward newfound freedom.
Ukraine Accuses Russia of Looting Over 2,000 Artworks
A handwritten Torah scroll and paintings by Arkhip Kuindzhi and Ivan Aivazovsky are among the works allegedly stolen from museums in Mariupol.
With Ukraine Square, the Venice Biennale Goes to War
The open-air exhibition of works by Ukrainian artists at the 59th Biennale includes art created in bomb shelters, in exile, and from a place of strength and hope.
Ukraine Tears Down Kyiv’s Massive “Soviet Friendship” Monument
The capital city will also rename 467 locations currently named after Russians.
Years After its Release, a Film about Ukraine’s Donbass Region Seems Relevant Again
Initially released in 2018 but never getting a proper run in the US, Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass now finally comes to theaters.
Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage Is Crumbling as Russian Forces Bomb Historical Sites
UNESCO has confirmed 53 partially or completely demolished sites so far, while the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation counts over 150, including monuments.
“White Blue White,” the New Flag of Russia’s Anti-War Movement
Flown around the world, the banner eliminates the red stripe of Russia’s official flag, thought to symbolize “blood, war, and aggression.”
LEGO-Style Figures of Ukrainian President Zelensky Sell Out in Hours
Made by Chicago-based toy company Citizen Brick, the “minifigs” raised $145,000 in relief aid for Ukraine.
Frankenthaler Foundation Provides $2.5M to Support Ukrainian Artists and Cultural Heritage
The funding will also support artists at risk in Belarus, Russia, and other countries.
US Institutions Received Millions From Russian Oligarchs
The Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art are among the many that have benefited from Kremlin-backed wealth.