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Ukrainian Wartime Art: A Decolonial Perspective

Date & Time

May. 9, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Artistic documentation of war and anti-colonial resistance reflects Ukraine's tectonic change in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of the country. In this lecture, George F. Kennan Fellow Svitlana Biedarieva examined Ukrainian wartime art from 2014-2023 to demonstrate how a generation of Ukrainian artists has produced new cultural narratives and critically dismantled prior conceptions of Ukrainian identity as a postcolonial state entangled with Russian cultural influences.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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