Art After 2/24/22: Ukraine, Russia, and the World

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The Ukrainian-Russian war triggered a massive flight of visual artists and cultural workers from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to nearby countries in northern European and former Soviet republics. The already small Ukrainian art community suffered equally from significant displacements. The course begins with an overview of Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet visual culture, beginning with Constructivism and Futurism, before proceeding to Socialist Realism and the anything-goes 90s art market. It considers the repression that coincided with Putin’s ascent, and the evolving Ukrainian art community after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Freedom, disobedience, unrest, liberation, and the war are considered from Ukrainian, Russian, and international perspectives using lectures, readings, video, and live interviews with artists who lived abroad or fled Ukraine and Russia after 2/24/2022. Spring 2023 tuition is $549.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge about Ukrainian, Russian, and Soviet visual culture
  • Familiarity with important artists from the region

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.