The Wartime Art Archive
An interview with curators Olga Balashova, Halyna Hleba and Tetiana Lysun
Keywords:archive, contemporary Ukrainian art, wartime art, "Museum of Contemporary Art" NGO, Olga Balashova, Tetiana Lysun, Halyna Hleba, Illia Levchenko
With the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia (February 24, 2022), the NGO «Museum of Modern Art» started the project «The Wartime Art Archive». As part of the project, co-curators collect artists' works from open sources. The researchers observe the artists and record their reactions to the war. This initiative aims to create an archive of martial art for its preservation and further research. In an interview with the co-curators of the archive, Olga Balashova, Tetiana Lysun, and Halyna Hleba, we talked about the history of the creation of the archive, its prospects, retraumatization, documenting events through an artistic image and art during the war.
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