In the Eye of the Storm Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s

Modernism in Ukraine,Royal Academy of Arts

The modernist movement in Ukraine unfolded against a backdrop of collapsing empires, the First World War, the fight for independence, and the eventual establishment of Soviet Ukraine. Despite such profound upheaval, this became a period of bold artistic experimentation and true flourishing of art, literature and theatre in Ukraine.

This is the most comprehensive UK exhibition to date about modern art in Ukraine, highlighting the range of artistic styles and cultural identities that existed in Ukraine during this period. Explore 65 works, from oil paintings and sketches to collage and theatre design. Many are on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine in Kyiv.

In the Eye of the Storm brings together the work of such artists as Kazymyr Malevych, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandra Exter and El Lissitzky, as well as lesser-known figures like Oleksandr Bohomazov and Mykhailo Boichuk, each of whom left an indelible mark on the country’s art and culture.

Duration 29 June 2024 - 13 October 2024
Times Tues–Sun: 10am–6pm Fri: 10am–9pm
Cost £17
Venue Royal Academy of Arts
Address Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD
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