Russia-Ukraine crisis 2022

Ukraine: the response of the art community and the risks of photojournalism

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Science Museum Group director hands back award from Putin in protest against Russian invasion

Ian Blatchford received the Pushkin Medal from Russia's president in 2015 after he led an exhibition of Soviet spacecraft and artefacts

Unesco 'gravely concerned' about damage to Ukrainian cultural heritage

The UN body is monitoring heritage sites by satellite and plans a meeting with Ukrainian museum directors to safeguard collections

Ukrainian-born artist Stanislava Pinchuk unveils poignant work on the refugee experience at the Adelaide Biennial

Marble work, which intertwines texts from Homer's Odyssey with leaked documents on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres, touches on the "universal experience of having to leave home through turmoil"

Funding, shelter and emergency resources for artists affected by war in Ukraine—and how you can support them

From artist residencies to heritage lobbying, here is a list of 11 organisations and initiatives offering support to art workers, students and their families during this humanitarian crisis

Phillips donates £5.8m, the auction house's share from its evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art, to Ukrainian Red Cross

The sale felt fresh, with 83% of works making their auction debut and in-demand young artists again taking centre stage, with a new record for Issy Wood

Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest men, resigns from board of the Guggenheim Museum

New York institution condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in its statement on the resignation

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NFT of the Ukrainian flag—launched by Pussy Riot member to raise funds for war-torn country—sells for $6.75m

The sale organised by Ukraine DAO is raising funds for Come Back Alive, which will distribute supplies to Ukrainian civilians and the army

A statement from the ownership of The Art Newspaper Group on Ukraine

"At times like these, a means of cultural dialogue is especially valuable"

Ukrainian institutions in North America ramp up programming and field donations as Russian invasion intensifies

Museums and institutes devoted to Ukraine and its diaspora are experiencing a surge of support and interest brought on by war in the homeland

Russian missile strike hits Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv

The site of Babyn Yar, Europe's largest mass grave for victims of the Holocaust, was struck by Russian missiles in an attack on a nearby television broadcasting tower

Seven ways to spot fake photographs of the war in Ukraine

The Ghost of Kyiv is an ace fighter pilot dominating the skies above Ukraine—but does he exist? Here's how to stay ahead

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What will happen to Russia's treasures on loan in London and Paris?

Imperial Fabergé eggs and Impressionist masterpieces are some of the works currently in shows in Europe

Artworks from Ukrainian museum appear as monumental projections in California

The partnership between a Bay Area nonprofit and a museum in Kyiv began shortly before the Russian invasion has taken on new urgency in the days since

Ukraine urges sanctions against Russian art sector

Statement from leading art world figures calls for a ban on Russian participants in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta

Ukraine museum reportedly burns down in Russian invasion, destroying 25 works by folk artist Maria Prymachenko

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the Museum of Local History in Ivankiv had been set on fire by Russian forces

Former Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky is leading peace talks with Ukraine

Controversial political figure was in post for eight years from 2012

Here are some of the Russian art collectors facing Western sanctions

Individuals and companies have been targeted by the UK, US and EU over the invasion of Ukraine

Russian invasion puts Ukraine’s Venice Biennale pavilion on hold

The pavilion’s organisers said they are “not in immediate danger” but have been forced to halt work on the planned solo presentation of works by Pavlo Makov in Venice

'An attack on Ukraine is an attack on humanity and has to be stopped': Artist Marina Abramovic sends message of solidarity to Ukraine as Russia invades

In a video decrying the Russia assault, the Serbian performance artist describes the Ukrainian people as "proud, strong and dignified"

'No to war': As Putin's tanks roll in, Ukrainian museums scramble to protect collections and Russian culture figures show solidarity

Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial described the Russian invasion as "an act of barbarity that will be judged by history", while the Arsenal culture centre in Kyiv calls it a war “against all democratic states”

From naked protests to blockchain fundraising: how artists are protesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russia has warned of "legal repercussions" for taking part in anti-war demonstrations

Eight photographers you need to follow in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a sophisticated misinformation campaign alongside his invasion of Ukraine. If you want objective visual reporting, here are the best verified photographers on the frontlines of the war

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‘Many in Russia stand with Ukraine’: Russian art scene fears further ostracisation as West set to impose sanctions

President Putin’s decision to send troops into Luhansk and Donetsk will severely punish an already beleaguered Russian culture sector

'Nothing is as therapeutic these days as writing a grant proposal': Ukraine's museums batten down the hatches as war looms

As tension with Russia escalates, institutions near the border are checking their security systems and considering their evacuation plans

Photographer captures victims of war in Ukraine, past—and future?

Joseph Sywenkyj's series Wounds documents the aftermath of the armed conflict in the Donbas region