The Wartime Art Archive

An interview with curators Olga Balashova, Halyna Hleba and Tetiana Lysun

Authors

  • Olga Balashova PhD, chairman of the board and co-founder «Museum of Contemporary Art» NGO, co-curator of «The Wartime Art Archive» https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9346-7125
  • Halyna Hleba «The Wartime Art Archive» co-curator, researcher
  • Tetiana Lysun «The Wartime Art Archive» co-curator, researcher
  • Valeriia Klochko bachelorʼs student, Department of Art History, Faculty of History, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) https://orcid.org/0009-0002-9623-9253
  • Illia Levchenko Ph.D. student, Department of Art History, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), managing editor of an international biannual electronic journal «Text and Image: Essential Problems in Art History». https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4295-553X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2023.1.04

Keywords:

archive, contemporary Ukrainian art, wartime art, "Museum of Contemporary Art" NGO, Olga Balashova, Tetiana Lysun, Halyna Hleba, Illia Levchenko

Abstract

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.




Published

2023-06-04

Issue

Section

Special Issue

How to Cite

The Wartime Art Archive: An interview with curators Olga Balashova, Halyna Hleba and Tetiana Lysun. (2023). Text and Image: Essential Problems in Art History, 1(15), 60–70. https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2023.1.04