Exhibition

In the Eye of the Storm. Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s

29 Jun 2024 – 13 Oct 2024

Regular hours

Saturday
11:00 – 16:00
Sunday
11:00 – 16:00
Thursday
11:00 – 16:00
Friday
11:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

Tickets £17
(including donation)

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Marvel at the groundbreaking modernist art made in Ukraine between 1900 and the 1930s.

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The modernist movement in Ukraine unfolded against a backdrop of collapsing empires, the First World War, the fight for independence, and the eventual establishment of Soviet Ukraine. Despite such profound upheaval, this became a period of bold artistic experimentation, and true flourishing of art, literature and theatre in Ukraine.

Highlighting the range of artistic styles and cultural identities that existed in Ukraine during this period, this is the most comprehensive UK exhibition to date about modern art in Ukraine. Explore 65 works, from oil paintings and sketches to collage and theatre design. Many are on loan from the National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine in Kyiv.

In the Eye of the Storm brings together the work of such artists as Kazymyr Malevych, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandra Exter and El Lissitzky, as well as lesser-known figures like Oleksandr Bohomazov and Mykhailo Boichuk, each of whom left an indelible mark on the country’s art and culture.

Our Friends preview days take place 26 June, 10am–6pm, 27 June, 10am–6pm, and 28 June, 10am–9pm.

Download our large print guide.

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Organised by Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels; Belvedere, Vienna and Museums for Ukraine. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to exceptional loans from the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU) and the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine.

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