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Royal Academy: In the Eye of the Storm Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s in London

The modernist movement in Ukraine unfolded against a backdrop of collapsing empires, the First World War, the fight for independence, and the eventual establishment of Soviet Ukraine. Despite such profound upheaval, this became a period of bold artistic experimentation, and true flourishing of art, literature and theatre in Ukraine.

Highlighting the range of artistic styles and cultural identities that existed in Ukraine during this period, this is the most comprehensive UK exhibition to date about modern art in Ukraine. Explore 65 works, from oil paintings and sketches to collage and theatre design. Many are on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine in Kyiv.

In the Eye of the Storm brings together the work of such artists as Kazymyr Malevych, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandra Exter and El Lissitzky, as well as lesser-known figures like Oleksandr Bohomazov and Mykhailo Boichuk, each of whom left an indelible mark on the country’s art and culture.

Two artworks from Stedley Art Foundation collection will be exhibited.

The exhibition will be open from 29 June till 13 October 2024.

Location: The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries | Burlington Gardens