For this extended short, join Kris Racaniello as they discuss the impactful exhibition Women at War with curator Monika Fabijanska! This show features contemporary women artists who are working in Ukraine today. Monika and Kris discuss the important role of historiography, gender, family, and representation in shaping perceptions of war beyond the boundaries of Monika shares many profound observations about the operation of artists at war, including the the difficulty for artists who are those who try to tell a more nuanced view of history than government or institutions. Artists in Ukraine have carried forward, even today during war with Russia, trying desperately to defend the nuance of history.
WOMEN AT WAR @ Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, NYC @fridmangallery
Curated by Monika Fabijanska @monikafabijanska
July 6 - August 26, 2022
Featuring artists: Yevgenia Belorusets, Oksana Chepelyk, Olia Fedorova, Alena Grom, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Dana Kavelina, Lesia Khomenko, Vlada Ralko, Anna Scherbyna, Kateryna Yermolaeva, and Alla Horska (1929–70)