On the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Art Newspaper looks at the human and cultural costs of the conflict, the art world’s efforts to support displaced institutions and individuals, and how Ukraine’s built and artistic heritage has been used to tell the opposing narratives of war.
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
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
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
Ukrainian artist’s Venice exhibition to go ahead despite difficulties caused by war
Kyiv-based artist Zinaida was in Venice for a site visit when the invasion began and has been unable to return home
Russian artist stages protest performance against Bucha massacre
The unidentified artist is pictured in front of Moscow monuments laying face down, hands tied behind his back in a pose that has become synonymous with the atrocities
In Pictures | Ukraine before the 2022 Russian invasion, from holidaymakers in Odesa to the frontlines of Mariupol
Mark Neville’s new photobook—of images taken over the past six years—is a call to action that has been sent to hundreds of politicians and other influential people around the world
Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard
Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive
The British Museum's NFT project has sent its carbon footprint soaring
Since the London museum began selling digital versions of works from its collection last September, it has emitted enough carbon to power an average US home for at least 57 years
Photographer chronicles the destruction of the 'Ukrainian Stalingrad'
Stanislav Ostrous has been risking his life to photograph the architecture of Kharkiv, one of the first Ukrainian cities to be attacked by Russian forces
Isolated by Russia boycotts, Hermitage director calls for 'cultural bridges between the nations'
Mikhail Piotrovksy, who has been criticised for his silence on the war in Ukraine, says the museum will continue its international projects outside Europe
Sanctions on Russian oligarchs put focus on assets and art stowed away in Swiss freeports
Legal loopholes of secretive customs complexes are in the spotlight again as pressure ramps up on Russian owned assets
Unesco under pressure to pull world heritage meeting from Russia
UK culture minister, Auschwitz Memorial and Europa Nostra call for the June event to be relocated following Russian invasion of Ukraine
Has the art market recovered? A deep dive into the Art Basel/UBS report
Plus, an exhibition about wartime hideouts in Poland and Ukraine, and Mondrian’s final work Victory Boogie Woogie
Hermitage branch in Amsterdam rebrands after cutting ties with Russia
The venue has reopened with an exhibition series focusing on Dutch masterpieces, starting with Vermeer’s Milkmaid
How a Berlin artist-led collective is helping Ukraine’s marginalised refugees
Bridges over Borders aims to address structural disadvantages faced by BiPOC and LGBTQ+ refugees
Ukrainian government sells NFTs combining art and tweets to fund army
The drop comes from the Meta History Museum of War, the official collection of Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation
The G7 countries have banned art exports to Russia—we asked legal experts what this really means
While it is still legal to sell art to a Russian individual, conducting business with anyone on a sanctions list could result in fines or a prison sentence
‘Let’s stop this war’: the plight of Ukrainian gallerists and what they are doing to help their artists
Following the Russian invasion, some art dealers and their artists have left the country, some have stayed—but all are finding ways to help their compatriots
Letter from the editor | 'Culture can build bridges, but it can also man the barricades'
As the war in Ukraine unfolds, The Art Newspaper continues to strive to make its coverage truthful, informative, illuminating and impactful, says its editor Alison Cole
Sotheby’s and Ketterer Kunst among auction houses to ban some Russian buyers
The move comes as the art market steps up its due diligence
'Ukrainian culture is alive as long as there are people ready to defend it'
Art workers in the war-torn country have created a territory of hope amid the terror of war
Culture in the crossfire: Ukraine's key monuments and museums at risk of destruction in the war
Museum staff, heritage custodians and volunteers are racing against time to safeguard the country's cultural treasures, many of which, ironically, are connected to Russia
French museums rally to protect art collections in Ukraine with truckload of emergency supplies
A delivery of 15 tonnes of donated packing and conservation materials was organised by Icom France