"War/Art Balance: Deimperializing the Soviet Avant-Garde at the Time of Russia’s War on Ukraine, Its Culture, and People" is a public program in The Cooper Union’s historic Great Hall that brings together a range of voices to speak on the complexities surrounding the histories of the Ukrainian, Russian, and Soviet avant-garde movements. The discussion will challenge and expand the prevailing colonialist lens through which these movements are often viewed and explore the socio-political context in which the movements were born, shaped, and ultimately suppressed. The panel will delve into the ways that history and culture can be instrumentalized, particularly in light of the Russian invasion and ongoing war in Ukraine.
The Shevchenko Scientific Society and The Ukrainian Museum are partners for the event.
Panel Participants: Tetyana Filevska, Mayhill Fowler, Myroslava Mudrak, and Brad Samuels. Moderated by Oleh Kotsyuba