Exhibition of Ukrainian avant-garde artists opens in Tallinn
The exhibition of Ukrainian avant-garde artists “Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde” opened at the KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. “This is the exhibition about Ukrainian artists — writers, artists, directors, who created a hundred years ago and could have become world heritage if they had not been destroyed. And some of them became, but only when their identity was hidden, calling them Russians,” Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska posted on Telegram.
The display includes more than 100 original artworks – paintings and drawings, designs for books and posters, theater costumes and scenography – as well as historical photos and video materials. In addition, contemporary reconstructions in embroidery, a 3D model, documentary mappings of historical “places of strength” and two site-specific multimedia installations will help viewers grasp the phenomenon of the avant-garde in Ukraine not only in the historical, but also in the present context, Ukraine’s flagship cultural institution Mystetskyi Arsenal reports.