A LETTER FROM THE FRONT AT Moderna Museet, STOCKHOLM 

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM UKRAINE

15.3 – 31.3 2022

STOCKHOLM

In collaboration with Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Moderna Museet presents 18 video works by 15 contemporary ukrainian artists and artist collectives. The artists are currently blocked in cities under siege or have managed to take refuge in the border areas or in neighboring countries. Watch the film programme directly here on our website until March 31.

Moderna Museet presents A Letter From the Front, a selection of video works by contemporary artists from Ukraine, in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. The programme is curated by artist Nikita Kadan, based in Kiyv, with Giulia Colletti.

Ukrainian artists who participate with their works are currently blocked in cities under siege or have managed to take refuge in the border areas or in neighboring countries. Some were unable to recover their hard drives before leaving their homes and studios. Therefore this project can only include artworks that have been stored in digital format on servers, clouds and web platforms.

Here follows a joint statement by the participating artists:

The greater the distances are between all of us, the more united we feel in our demand to stop the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

“We could not be more solidary than now, while we face the fact that years of political struggles risk dissapating and going up in smoke. The selection of works presented on this occasion do not strictly speak of the new war. They are rather evidence of the work that has been done – or that we thought we were doing – to prevent conflict. This works can be seen as a premonition of an evident and inevitable catastrophe, which has all too often become a reality in the history of Ukraine”.

Signed by participating artists

AntiGONNA; Yaroslav Futymsky; Nikolay Karabinovych; Dana Kavelina; Lesia Khomenko; Alina Kleytman; Yuri Leiderman; Katya Libkind; Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey; Lada Nakonechna; R.E.P.; Daniil Revkovsky; Andriy Rachinsky; Oleksiy Sai; Leisa Khomenko and Mykola Ridnyi.