Russia-Ukraine crisis 2022

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

Photographer Edward Burtynsky on his Ukrainian heritage and our 'predator species running amok'

Plus, Winslow Homer at the Met and China's Russia problem

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St Petersburg artist faces prison after anti-war protest in grocery store

Sasha Skochilenko replaced price tags with news reports about bombings in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol

Australian artist couple documents destruction of Central House of Culture in Irpin, Ukraine

George Gittoes and his wife Hellen Rose are living in Kyiv for at least a month and filming stories about the impact of war on everyday citizens

Italian culture sector divided on whether museums should impose tougher sanctions on Russia or continue dialogue

Former Uffizi gallery director calls for cultural sanctions against Russia saying it "would be a huge slap in the face [for] the regime"

The war in Ukraine: how often must history repeat itself?

Russian repression of the Ukrainian state has always been met with great resistance—this time is no different, says Maria Shust is the director of the Ukrainian Museum in New York

Is this year’s Venice Biennale an exhibition shaped by war?

In the wake of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian pavilion looks likely to remain empty, while the organisers of the Ukrainian pavilion battle to realise their project for Venice

'Our artists are responding to the war—they have been since 2014': the rise of documentaries in recent Ukrainian art

In an excerpt from our podcast interview, the Mexico-based Ukrainian artist and art historian Svitlana Biedarieva discusses shifts in recent Ukrainian art—and what happens now

For Ukrainian artists in the US, war rekindles ties to the homeland

Four Ukrainian women living in the US share how the Russian invasion has affected their work and moved them into action to help friends and family

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France seeks to protect Russia's Morozov collection from seizure as masterpieces return home

Works were on loan to a blockbuster exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation gives $2.5m in emergency grants to protect at-risk heritage and artists in Ukraine and beyond

The foundation’s grants will be distributed through partnerships with PEN America and the World Monuments Fund

Ukrainian cultural site where Tchaikovsky once composed music damaged by Russian forces

Town of Trostianets has pushed out the Russian army but has suffered widespread destruction

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China's Russia problem: will more international exhibitions be cancelled due to the countries' close ties?

Suspension of loans from state-run Musée Matisse le Cateau-Cambrésis for Beijing exhibition shocks Chinese art world

Finland seizes €42m of art en route back to Russia

The works had been on show in museums in Italy and Japan

Sophia Kishkovsky. with additional reporting by Riah Pryor