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  • From: 14 october 2023
  • Through: 28 january 2024
  • Location: Museum de Fundatie

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories - Art from Ukraine

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: Art from Ukraine is the first survey of contemporary art from Ukraine in the Netherlands. Complemented by key pieces from the country's historical avant-garde, this exhibition tells the story of Ukraine's cultural identity, against the backdrop of the country's tension between freedom and oppression, in paintings, drawings, videos, installations, performances, sculpture, sound work, photography and textiles.

As of June 19th 2023, UNESCO counted a number of 260 cultural Ukrainian sites that have been destroyed or damaged since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Together with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden (SKD), Germany, Museum de Fundatie has therefore set itself the following goal with Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: to contribute to the protection of the artistic heritage of Ukraine and to ensure that contemporary artists from Ukraine, many of whom have had to flee their country, can continue their work.

Taking four themes as a point of departure,the exhibition unveils the strong intertwinement of Ukrainian diverse history, its permanent social and political turbulence with Ukrainian artists' work. Practices of Resistance, Cultures of Memory, Spaces of Freedom and Thoughts about the Future, each reflect on the dynamic between the claim for freedom and the mechanisms of repression through art.

Beeld van tentoonstelling Kaleidoscope of(hi)stories door Peter Tijhuis

Photo: Peter Tijhuis

Beeld van tentoonstelling Kaleidoscope of (hi)stories door Hans van Eijsden

Photo: Hans van Eijsden

Featuring works by:

Sergey Anufriev, Yevgenia Belorusets, Andrij Bojarov, Sergey Bratkov, Katya Buchatska, Igor Chatskin, Davyd Chychkan, Danylo Halkin, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Nikolay Karabinovych, Rhoman Khimei & Yarema Malashchuk, Lesia Khomenko, Maria Kulikovska, Sasha Kurmaz, Yuri Leiderman, Larion Lozovyi, Kateryna Lysovenko, Pavlo Makov, Lada Nakonechna, Open Group (Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach, Anton Varga), ‚Pertsy‘ (Oleg Petrenko, Ludmila Skripkina), Larisa Rezun-Zvezdochetova, Vlada Ralko, Masha Reva, Mykola Ridnyi, Andriy Sahaidakovskyi, Kateryna Snizhko, Oleg Sokolov, Leonid Voitsekhov, Stanislav Volyazlovskyi, Halyna Zhehulska, Anna Zvyagintseva

Historical positions:

Oleksandr Archypenko, Oleksandr Bohomazov, Kateryna Bilokur, Alla Horska, Leonila Hrytsenko, Boris Mikhailov, Viktor Palmov, Sergei Parajanov, Oksana Pavlenko, Maria Prymachenko, Maria Siniakova, Hanna Sobachko-Shostak, Fedir Tetianych, Tetyana Yablonska, Ludmyla Yastreb, Vasyl Yermilov

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories is presenting new commissioned works from 

Alevtina Kakhidze, Nikolay Karabinovych, Lesia Khomenko, Kateryna Lysovenko, Kateryna Snizhko, Nikita Kadan, Lada Nakonechna and Anna Zvyagintseva

The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue with essays by a.o. curators Tatiana Kochubinska, Maria Isserlis & Aude Christel Mgba, and contributions by participating artists Yevgenia Belorusets & Larion Lozovyi. A publication by Waanders, Museum de Fundatie and Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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This exhibition is co-sponsored by:

Header detail: Masha Reva, The hill of happiness, 2023, oil on canvas, commissioned by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Supported by COS, EUNIC, ECF, Goethe-Institut & Institut français.

  • From: 14 Oct 2023
  • Through: 28 Jan 2024
  • Location: Museum de Fundatie

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