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The project envisages the creation of an exhibition ‘Old New Gaze’ aimed at representing the consequences of appropriation of Ukrainian cultural heritage as a result of Russian expansion. The purpose is to expand the study of the Ukrainian and Eastern European cultural heritage through decolonial optics. The project will cover topics such as the deconstruction of art theory and artworks that were appropriated and destroyed during the 20th–21st centuries. The project includes a Ukrainian and Polish team of curators who will develop a theoretical and spatial approach toward the analysis of Ukrainian art and culture under the influence of Russian oppressive rule. Old New Gaze will give voice to Ukrainian cultural researchers and artists in order to represent the scale and consequences of Russia’s cultural expansion, which had lasted for more than three centuries and the results of which directly affect the perception of Ukrainian culture in the world today.