Exhibition ‘In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900 – 1930s’ opens on 28 November in Madrid
The opening of the “In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900 – 1930s” exhibition on 28 November at Madrid’s TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary opened with two panel discussions.
Under the high patronage of the Office of the President of Ukraine and the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the exhibition brought to Madrid the most comprehensive survey of Ukrainian modern art to date, with over 65 works.
The European Cultural Foundation co-hosted the panel discussions prior to the official opening of the exhibition. Our president HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands addressed the attendees with an opening message.
The first panel discussion offered a critical review of the Ukrainian history of art during the first decades of the twentieth century and the second will offer a space for a policy conversation on the need to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its artistic and cultural community.
The second panel discussed the vital role of culture in shaping a sense of togetherness, a European sentiment, in times of crisis, recovery and beyond, including contributions by our Head of Public Policy Isabelle Schwarz.
You could follow the webinar via zoom, and a live-stream was available via Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s Youtube channel.
About the exhibition
The exhibition will bring to Madrid the most comprehensive survey of Ukrainian modern art to date. With over 65 works on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema Arts of Ukraine, and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, the exhibition proposes a critical review of the Ukrainian history of art during the first decades of the twentieth century in an attempt to recover the history of modernism in this country and return it into the context of the development of both the national culture of Ukraine and European modernist art.
The exhibition and the opening discussion have been covered by various media, including The Art Newspaper, The Guardian and The New York Times. You can also watch a short clip on Euronews.
Below you will find a video-registration of the second panel: