Ukraine

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Unesco World Heritage Site

Religious sites in Russia and Ukraine hit hard by coronavirus thanks to pilgrims and poor social distancing

Many Unesco World Heritage sites that are also working monasteries have been accused of reacting slowly to the pandemic

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Private Museums

PinchukArtCenter employees claim to have been sacked after attempting to form trade union

Ukrainian institution says the 28 guides were dismissed to make way for innovation

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Law

France reconfirms that women baring their breasts in public is illegal—even for artists and protestors

Two women who are part of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen were charged for topless protests, one of which was in a Paris museum

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Politics

Ukrainian nationalists target lecture at Kiev arts centre as far-right activity rises

Protesters accused of leaving behind swastika graffiti at talk organised by Izolyatsia arts centre

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Ukraine

Ivan the Terrible returns to Ukraine

19th-century oil painting, stolen during the Second World War, was found in the US

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Politics

Mount Athos, the Greek peninsula that is home to 20 monasteries, is under threat after Ukraine wins approval to split from the Russian church

Russian pilgrims can no longer participate in services or sacraments there

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Exhibitions

Ukrainian artists tackle country’s political turmoil head on in Budapest show

Exhibition at Ludwig Museum aims to uncover work that remains "a blind-spot in the European cultural arena"

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Restitution

Holocaust survivor’s family seeks painting in Ukrainian museum

Meanwhile, much of the country’s art is stuck in limbo and its own efforts to recover cultural property have stalled

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Victor Pinchuk

Ukraine’s art scene soldiers on despite political crisis

Artists can fight for freedom as the country asserts its independence, says gallery founder Victor Pinchuk

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Prizes

Victor Pinchuk launches the second edition of his Future Generation Prize

The $100,000 prize will support one lucky young artist to further their creative vision and support their career

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Collectors

In a rare interview, Victor Pinchuk tells us about his plans to build a new contemporary art space in Kiev

A “landmark” museum for Ukraine

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Victor Pinchuk

Pinchuk to build new arts centre in Ukraine

The space will display Pinchuk's own collection as well as loaned exhibitions

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Art market

Russian art at auction: Buyers wary of unpredictable prices

Mixed results as contemporary art nosedives while earlier works avoid the worst

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Ukraine suffered “colossal” looting during World War II

New research challenges Russians’ claim that they own many cultural valuables from the independent state

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Cooper Union

Cooper Union accused of censorship as Stalin banner is removed

The controversial image was removed after protests from local community, many of whom were Ukrainian

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Art market

Ukrainian artists lead the day at Kiev auction

Yet secrecy over values remained a priority at the Art Kapital auction

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Collectors

In a new private museum in Kiev billionaire collector unveils Hirst, Koons and Gursky

The Pinchuk Art Center was opened 16 September 2006

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Looting

Growing unease over looted Lubomirski Dürers

A sheet of paper found in a second-hand book by The Art Newspaper details valuations of the drawings when sold by Colnaghi

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Ukraine returns war booty to Germany

This is in marked contrast to Russia’s tough line against any restitution of works of art taken from Nazi Germany

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Restitution

The point of no return - Europe climbs on the restitution bandwagon

But the process has stalled as far as large-scale restitution between Russia and Germany is concerned