Ukrainian Wartime Art: A Decolonial Perspective
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.
The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and 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 Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange. Read more
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