Russia-Ukraine crisis 2022

State Hermitage Museum curator quits over Russia's war in Ukraine

Dimitri Ozerkov, the head of the contemporary art department, made the announcement on Instagram after months of silence

Immersive Anne Imhof exhibition—planned for Moscow and cancelled due to war in Ukraine—opens in Amsterdam

The celebrated German artist has created an installation at the Stedelijk Museum that marks a step away from the elaborate performance works for which she is best known

Russia to take over Ukrainian museum collections as formal annexation plans announced

Putin's decree to permanently occupy four regions of Ukraine means thousands of artefacts will become property of Russia

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Tbilisi Art Fair attempts to distance itself from Moscow politics

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, exhibitors at the third edition of Georgia's premier commercial art event hoped to dispel the idea that the nation "exists on the periphery of Russia”

Former Dallas Contemporary director Peter Doroshenko to take the helm of New York’s Ukrainian Museum

Doroshenko, a Chicagoan of Ukrainian heritage, was the founding president of the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and was the commissioner of the country’s Venice Biennale pavilion three times

US non-profits have supported more than 130 Ukrainian artists impacted by Russia’s war with emergency and resiliency grants

PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection, with funds from the Frankenthaler and Warhol foundations, has given more than $180,000 in grants to help affected artists with emergency needs and to keep practising

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

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William MacDougall, founder of UK's largest Russian-focused auction house, has died

Founded in 2004, MacDougall's was the first international auction house to have representatives in Moscow and Kyiv

Ukrainian artists fight back with radical poster art

Sunseed Art platform offers downloadable images reflecting 'resistance and resilience'

Ukraine gets emergency Red List for art as evidence mounts of 'trading networks flowing West'

The International Council of Museums has worked with Interpol to create the list, with border patrols on "high alert" to seize art stolen from Ukrainian museums—but is it too late?

Icom condemns Russia's 'deliberate destruction' of Ukrainian heritage and plans stricter code of ethics

The International Council of Museums says revised protocol will allow it to more readily “address conflicts”—and could lead to the expulsion of Russia from the organisation

Russian museum founder and former mayor faces prison for criticising Ukraine invasion

Yevgeny Roizman, who established the Nevyansk Icon Museum in Yekaterinburg, was until yesterday the last prominent opposition politician in Russia to not have been arrested for speaking out against the war

War-ravaged Ukrainian mosaics digitally recreated in London show

Exhibition builds on a project to document Ukraine's monumental and contested public art created during Soviet era

Canadian foundation will give more than $150,000 to artists of Ukrainian heritage

The Hnatyshyn Foundation will confer awards to ten displaced Ukrainian artists and ten Canadian artists of Ukrainian descent

London's Saatchi Gallery cancels Russian-organised show of Ukrainian art after social media backlash

"The Ukrainian Way" was scheduled for 3-11 September with an accompanying auction of physical works and NFTs

'Mum, I don't want war': Children's drawings from Ukraine displayed alongside those from Poland in 1946

On view in 16 cities Polish cities, the exhibition shows the "shocking" similarity between the contemporary and historical pictures

The conservation studio is the coalface of art history—but not all 'restorations' can be solved with acetone

While my past purchases are lined up for a professional clean, it is the current damage of international cultural relations that seem most in need of a fix

Manifesta director says the biennial should be held in Ukraine: here are five reasons why it is a good idea

The 2028 edition of the nomadic European exhibition would strengthen the country's cultural scene

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Art in the shadow of war: curating a show at Latvia's Mark Rothko Art Centre

Signs of the Russia-Ukraine conflict are everywhere in Latvia—and there's a growing number of culturally disenfranchised citizens, too

Twitter storm erupts over Ukrainian president's Vogue photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz

Some say the images, alongside First Lady Olena Zelenska, are in poor taste as the battle with Russia continues while others argue it will promote Ukraine's cause

Fabergé egg allegedly found by US officials on $300m yacht seized from Russia oligarch

A photograph of the "egg" has yet to be released, leading to heightened speculation

The plight of women artists impacted by the Russian invasion explored in New York exhibition

The show at Fridman Gallery features the work of artists who have faced emotional and logistical difficulties due to war

Russian embassy takes offence at Vladimir Putin clown and rainbow picture

Russian officials in Switzerland say they are “outraged” by LGBTQ connection and “war criminal” label

Ukrainian churches and places of worship devastated by war

As Russia's war continues, conservation is proving impossible—but heritage groups, priests and volunteers are doing their best to document the destruction

Cold War era returns as cultural ties are severed between Russia and US

Cultural understanding “cancelled” as Russia withdraws from 1998 memorandum and museums wind down “all direct communications and collaborative work”

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The romantic story behind a Russian photographer's version of Klimt's Kiss painting, restaged for Ukraine

Andrey Kezzyn recounts how hearing a tale of two lovers separated by the war spurred him to remake the famous art historical image

'Art will go back underground': artist Emilia Kabakov on the war in Ukraine and the fate of the Russian art world

Born in the Soviet Union, the artist reflects on how works by her and husband Ilya have taken on new meaning since the war