Ukraine

Special investigation: Serious concerns over fate of Ukraine’s museum works taken by Russians

The Art Newspaper probes the complex issues arising from the removal of the Kherson Museum’s collection, sent to Crimea for “safekeeping”

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'Scythian gold is at the heart of Russia’s identity war'

Art historian and curator Konstantin Akinsha asserts that Russian attempts to claim succession from the ancient Scythians date back to the 18th century

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Ringleader of group who attempted to steal Banksy mural in Ukraine could face 12 years in prison

The suspect has not been identified by police, but is likely to be an environmental activist who told press that he intended to auction the work in support of the Ukrainian army

Effects of war on young Ukrainian artists exposed in PinchukArtCentre Prize exhibition

Contemporary art prize, held in Kyiv, shows images of conflict and ideas for post-war reconstruction by 18 shortlisted artists aged 35 and under

Police detain group attempting to steal Banksy mural from Ukraine wall

The work is one of seven the artist created in war-torn areas of the country last month

The last hurrah? Art world excess at Art Basel Miami Beach

Plus, UK culture cuts and Ukrainian Modernism in Madrid

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Ukrainian Modernist masterpieces transported from Kyiv under missile fire find refuge in Madrid exhibition

Survey show at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will open with an address by President Zelensky and a symposium calling for a European cultural deal with Ukraine

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New platform offers mentoring and financial aid to art students in Ukraine

Bursaries and a "Sister School" network of universities across Europe have been organised by UAx Platform to support war-affected Ukrainian students and staff

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Banksy in Ukraine: seven new works appear in war-torn sites

The pieces are located throughout the country, from Kyiv to Borodyanka

Ukrainian forces win back Kherson region—but Russia has reportedly looted its art collection

The Ukraine territory is one of four illegally annexed on 30 September with decrees by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin’s martial law decree has given Russian forces ‘legal’ cover to loot art in Ukraine

In a move similar to the Nazis’ self-legalised art thefts, ancient gold treasure, paintings and Prince Potemkin’s mummified remains all risk being “preserved” by “evacuation”

'We must accelerate efforts to protect Ukraine’s culture,' says British Council chief

Culture will be central to the country's recovery—enabling people to process trauma, share a common identity and articulate shared experiences

Kyiv cultural sites reportedly damaged in Russian bombardment

Ukrainian culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko says buildings have been damaged including the Khanenko Art Museum and the Kyiv Art Gallery

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

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?

‘Photography gave my existence meaning’: Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov on making art in the USSR

As he prepares for a major retrospective in Paris, he reflects on his homeland’s war with Russia and how his art was born from adversity

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

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

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

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

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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

One of Ukraine's leading avant-garde artists to get major presentation at Tefaf Maastricht

Works by Oleksandr Bohomazov, priced up to €1.75m, will be presented by James Butterwick and Modernism galleries