CIDOB and FES Madrid, in collaboration with Museums for Ukraine and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, organise a conversation with distinguished Ukrainian artists.
Ukrainian artists and the cultural world have joined the civil resistance to the Russian aggressor by pursuing their work in spite of the war. The National Philharmonic orchestra keeps playing on despite power cuts. Painters, writers, dancers, filmmakers or playwrights work tirelessly, helping with their art to support the collective resistance and to depict the war crimes against their fellow citizens in various forms. All the more so as the war is clearly aimed at destroying Ukrainian culture in all its forms, since the aggressor denies the existence of a distinct Ukrainian history, culture and identity.
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Luise Rürup, Director, FES Spain and Portugal
Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Founder, Museums for Ukraine
Konstantin Akinsha, Art Historian; Curator of In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s
Zoya Laktionova, Filmmaker, Mariupol
Anna Stavychenko, Mission Head of the Philharmonie de Paris project to support Ukrainian musicians
Chair: André Wilkens, Director, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam
Felix Hett, Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Ukraine and Moldova