Russia-Ukraine crisis 2022

A Russian collective brings artists from Ukraine and Russia to a residency in New York

The Russian artist Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov and Ukrainian artist Pavlo Grazhdanskij are currently residents at ISCP in Brooklyn thanks to sponsorship from the collective AES+F

Saving Ukraine’s heritage: an eyewitness account of relief efforts

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Nefarious art world players: after Russian freeze out, will Saudi Arabia or China be next?

For decades Russian billionaires were feted for their free spending on the arts. Now, they are officially personae non gratae. But what of the other individuals and regimes with dubious reputations?

What will happen to sanctioned Russian oligarch’s Fabergé treasure, now V&A's show has closed?

The return of the Easter Egg on loan to the UK from Viktor Vekselberg’s Panamanian company could well now be complicated

Pussy Riot's Masha Alekhina flees Russia disguised as a food courier (aided by Ragnar Kjartansson)

Alekhina has been arrested six times in the past year for protesting against Putin and the Kremlin

Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt—a Putin supporter who is one of Russia's best-known artists—discusses why he is happy his country's art market is in ruins

The artist, who has widely been accused of being a fascist, believes that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will free the country from "a Nazi dictatorship”

Paintings rescued from Ukraine—by being rolled up in drainpipes—offered in Sotheby's humanitarian fundraising sale

Artists and dealers have donated works to the online auction raising money for the International Rescue Committee in Ukraine

Kyiv museum curators bravely criticise war by telling stories of its collection's historic objects

Online articles by staff at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine show how items resonate with the war-torn country

Russians are selling art to fund the war in Ukraine—and not all of it appears to be real

An allegedly fake Kandinsky and NFTs of Ukrainian cities' coats of arms are among the works being offered to support Putin's aggression

Russian forces reportedly stole valuable art from museums in Melitopol and Mariupol

A curator at the Melitopol Museum of Local History has also been kidnapped, according to local reports

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will reshape Eastern Europe’s cultural scene

Amid the death and devastation caused by the war, it has strengthened cultural connections and collaborations between Ukraine and the rest of the world

First Lady Jill Biden opens new Met Costume Institute exhibition with message of solidarity with Ukraine

Dr. Biden joined Anna Wintour and several of the film directors who curated the period rooms of the Metropolitan Museum’s American wing

Venice museums send supplies to help save Ukraine’s art

As part of the Save Ukraine Art network, essential materials to protect works from bombs, fire and damp are heading to Lviv National Art Gallery

Ukraine demolishes Kyiv monument symbolising friendship with Russia

The titanium People’s Friendship Arch above the statue will remain but be renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People

Reports say Putin is deliberately targeting Ukrainian heritage—but is that true?

Amid Russia’s savagery we must maintain a clear ethical stance when intervening to protect culture

Ukrainian artists find sanctuary in residencies in the Carpathian mountains

Fleeing the war with Russia, hundreds of artists have headed to the Zakarpattia region in the west of the country

Christie's aims to raise $1m for Ukraine in string of benefit sales

In April and May, the auction house will sell works to support the World Monuments Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières and CORE, the relief organisation founded by Sean Penn

Unesco indefinitely postpones planned world heritage meeting in Russia

The 45th annual meeting of the organisation’s World Heritage Committee was due to take place in June in the Russian city of Kazan

The Ukrainian artist making disability visible through painting and photography

Anna Litvinova, who suffers from myopathy, is hoping to continue her work in the UK after fleeing the Russia-Ukraine war

'Support this fight with your art': Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Venice Biennale artists and visitors

The president and his wife addressed attendees gathered at an exhibition of Ukrainian and international artists co-organised by the PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Work by Ukrainian folk artist makes last-minute appearance at the Venice Biennale

The piece was included in the main exhibition after a museum housing 25 works by Maria Prymachenko was destroyed in February

Major work by late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón a no-show at Venice Biennale because of war in Ukraine

The work is held at the Ludwig Museum in St. Petersburg, making it "impossible" to be shown in the Biennale's main exhibition

Sanctions leave 'dozens' of Russian paintings stranded in South Korea

At least four Russian institutions are thought to have loaned the works, including the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum and the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

Venice Biennale erects scorched temporary 'pavilion' for Ukraine in the middle of the Giardini

The "meditative" space aims to put Russia's war in Ukraine at the heart of the exhibition—and at the forefront of peoples' minds

War in Ukraine delays Kazakhstan Pavilion during Venice Biennale opening

Shipping chaos has derailed plans for the Central Asian nation's inaugural pavilion—but its organisers are improvising solutions

Russia boosts arts funding as sanctions start to bite

Vladimir Putin’s deputy chief of staff will put $12.1m towards helping cultural projects that have been targeted due to “their patriotism and loyalty to the country” since the invasion of Ukraine

‘The egg is my weapon’: the Ukrainian-American artist collecting pysanky for Ukraine’s post-war rebirth

Sofika Zielyk, a scholar and pysanky artist, is gathering ornate eggs from across the world at the Ukrainian Institute of America with an eye to send them to Ukraine when the war ends