This week: following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we talk to Svitlana Biedarieva, a Ukrainian art historian, artist and curator, about the community of artists in her home country, their work since the Maidan, or Revolution of Dignity, in 2014 and how they are responding to the events of recent days.
Also on Ukraine, our associate editor Tom Seymour talks to the photographer Mark Neville—who has been based in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv for the past 18 months and left the city last week—about a photojournalistic series he made there, about ethical approaches to reportage and about the effects of documenting war-torn countries.
As a book is published featuring Chris Burden’s unrealised projects, we talk to our contributor Jori Finkel about the American performance and installation artist’s extraordinary imagination.
And in this episode’s Work of the Week, Jane Alison, the curator of Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-65 at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, discusses one of the key works in the show: the Goa-born artist F.N. Souza’s Mr Sebastian (1955).
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