Ukraine

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

'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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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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

‘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

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

Australian artist couple pack up their video cameras and head to Ukraine to film impact of war

George Gittoes and Hellen Rose will create a large “peace mural” in Kyiv and develop collaborative videos and performances with locals

Russian dealers make way for Ukrainian galleries at Liste fair in June

Fragment and Osnova galleries will give their stands to The Naked Room and Voloshyn from Kyiv

How Poland's museum community is stepping up to support Ukrainian colleagues

Cultural institutions in the neighbouring country are sending emergency aid and housing refugees

German museums offer curator jobs to Ukrainian and Russian refugees

Berlin-based Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation is supporting roles for a one-year period

Russia bombs Mariupol art school sheltering 400 civilians, Ukraine claims

Women, children and elderly residents were among those in the G12 Art School building that was destroyed this weekend, according to local authorities

Sunflowers: the symbol of Van Gogh—and Ukraine

Vincent’s beloved bloom will eventually flourish again in the war-torn country

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Museum building heavily damaged in Ukraine's battle-ravaged city of Chernihiv

Director has been posting emotional updates on Facebook as Russian forces shell area

Heirs of Christian Boltanski—whose Ukrainian-Jewish parents fled from Nazis—pull Russia show

"Christian would not have accepted exhibiting in a country that is militarily invading his father’s homeland," the late artist's estate said upon the indefinite postponement of his St Petersburg exhibition

Russia-Ukraine war seeps into Art Dubai fair

Georgian gallery lays down Ukrainian flag in its booth while fair says it will donate 25% of ticket sales to Ukrainian refugees

‘We have knives, a machete, and a stick with nails’: Ukraine’s defiant artists continue to make art amid realities of war

We hear from artists across the country as they shelter in bunkers, head to the countryside and cross the border to escape the Russian invasion

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

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

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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