Royal Academy of Arts
Fri 2 Aug 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curator talk: In the Eye of the Storm image

Curator Katia Denysova explores the groundbreaking modernist art made in Ukraine between 1900 and the 1930s.
In this talk, co-curator Katia Denysova introduces our exhibition In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900 – 1930s, the most comprehensive UK exhibition to date showing modernist art in Ukraine.
Highlighting a period of bold artistic experimentation, against a backdrop of profound socio-political upheaval at the beginning of the 20th century, the exhibition brings together 65 works, many of which are on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine in Kyiv.
Denysova will discuss the range of artistic styles and cultural identities that existed in Ukraine during this period, providing a closer look at the works 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.