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Exiled Russian artist reflects on the impact of war on his hometown in Peckham show

Pavel Otdelnov's show at the Old Waiting Room in south London aims to “discover the origins of the catastrophe unfolding before our eyes today”

Polish museum receives anonymous package containing lost 17th-century tiles

The tiles decorated the bathing pavilion of Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw before they disappeared during the Second World War

Huge Soviet-era monument taken down in Kyiv as Ukraine continues 'derussification'

The Pereyaslav Rada sculpture celebrates a historical agreement between the two nations

Back to his roots: Ukrainian Museum in New York offers another angle on Peter Hujar

Show shines a light on lesser-known early images by the celebrated photographer

New Manhattan art fair has Estonian flavour

Esther, established by two gallerists from the Baltic state, is inspired by the pop-up Basel Social Club

Russian security forces search Moscow’s Garage Museum

The raid was reportedly related to an investigation into dissident artist Pyotr Verzilov

Fifteen exhibitions to see in New York this spring

From a historic Harlem Renaissance show at the Met and MoMA's Joan Jonas retrospective to solo museum debuts for Melissa Cody and Nona Faustine

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Head of New Holland art centre in St Petersburg resigns after husband's social post

Roxana Shatunovskaya stepped down from the space founded by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich after her husband posted about the Moscow terrorist attack on Facebook

Russia lending its Venice Biennale pavilion to Bolivia

The Russian pavilion will host a group exhibition of artists from South America organised by Bolivia’s Ministry of Cultures, Decolonisation and Depatriarchalisation

Leading Ukrainian art academy devastated by Russian air strike

The Mykhailo Boichuk Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Applied Arts and Design reportedly sustained serious damage from falling fragments of a missile

Russian authorities interrogate and detain artists on eve of presidential election

The homes and studios of more than 30 artists in at least seven cities across the country have been raided

Russia opens up new museum front in its war against Ukraine

“Liberation museum” and propaganda-rich displays aim to rewrite history and legitimise war.

Ukrainian dealer gives the country’s emerging artists a foothold in Hollywood

Lia Snisarenko launched Art Axcess in her home last September to showcase contemporary art from Ukraine

Russian artist charged with showing ‘extremist imagery’ faces four years in prison

In a recent hearing the artist, Vasily Slonov, likened his treatment to that of Aleksei Navalny, the opposition leader who died on 16 February

‘Utterly of the moment’: unseen works by innovator Sonia Delaunay to go on show in New York

Paintings, fashion and furniture among the range of pieces in an exhibition dedicated to the Odesa-born artist and designer

What's behind Russia’s new-found love of African art?

As Russia’s cultural venues are cut off from exchanges with Europe and the US—and in the wake of President Putin’s Russia-Africa summit—museums are filling the gaps with exhibitions of African art

Devastating fire destroys more than 4,000 paintings in national collection of Abkhazia

Fire marks tragic loss for cultural heritage in the region, which broke away from Georgia three decades ago

How the Cosmism art movement foretold the start of the space age

Exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum examines how the movement founded by Nikolai Fyodorov influenced artists

Stalin religious icon splattered with paint in Georgia

The work in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi depicts St Matrona of Moscow, a visionary and healer, blessing the Soviet dictator

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President Putin boosts presidential bid at two prime Moscow culture spots

Run for fifth term held against backdrop of nationalist exhibitions while clampdown continues on artists and writers

Scythian gold artefacts returned to Ukraine after ten-year legal battle

The ancient objects were on loan to a Dutch museum from Russia-occupied Crimea before the Black Sea peninsula was annexed

Fears for artistic expression in Russia as ministry files motion to classify 'the international LGBT public movement' as 'extremist'

Members of the country's cultural sector are among those concerned about harsh punishments for perceived violations should the declaration be signed off

Russian artist Sasha Skochilenko jailed for anti-war protest

Skochilenko was charged for replacing supermarket price labels with pieces of information about the destruction of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol

Russian prosecutors seek eight-year prison sentence for artist who installed anti-war messages in grocery store

The St Petersburg artist Sasha Skochilenko was arrested in April 2022 for replacing a store's price labels with information about the war in Ukraine

Odesa Museum of Fine Arts rocked by Russian missile strike on 124th anniversary

Much of the collection was evacuated when Russia's invasion of Ukraine began last year

Artist and Pussy Riot member describes how he joined Ukrainian armed forces in fight against Russia

Pyotr Verzilov was formerly the publisher of Mediazona, a human rights news site founded by Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina

Azerbaijan’s takeover of Nagorno-Karabakh raises fears about the fate of Armenian heritage sites in the region

While the Azerbaijani president has promised to protect cultural and religious sites in the region, others have called for their demolition

Cosmoscow, once Russia’s premier international art fair, opens in building reportedly struck by drone last month

Only one of over 75 participating galleries this year is from abroad—but Russian dealers remain determined to continue business

Russia’s boycotted Hermitage Museum inks culture deal with Iranian research institute

Cooperation agreement follows Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy strategy to forge closer ties with Iran