Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories. Art from Ukraine

3 November 2023

MdF_Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories_low res_© Peter Tijhuis (72)
© Peter Tijhuis

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories. Art from Ukraine

We are currently intensively looking for further venues for the exhibition Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories. Art from Ukraine. This project not only provides insights into Ukraine’s art scene and the eventful history of the country. It is – of course – also about securing and protecting cultural assets from the National Museums in Ukraine (mainly Kyiv and Odesa) outside the war zone. For now, it looks like there is no way to have the works travel back to Ukraine after the actual venue at the Museum de Fondatie, where the show ends on January 24.

Due to the short-term nature and urgency, we are spreading this widely, as only institutions with an unforeseen gap in their programming might be interested. There is no charge or exhibition fee of any kind involved. If you know any institution that might be interested, the curators Tatiana Kochubinska Tetiana.Kochubinska@skd.museum and Marija Isserlis marija.isserlis@skd.museum would be happy to provide further information. Some further content can also be found on our homepage at https://albertinum.skd.museum/en/ausstellungen/kaleidoscope-of-histories-ukrainian-art-1912-2023/ or in the presentation attached.

Hilke Wagner ∙ Direktorin ∙ Albertinum
Albertinum ∙ Tzschirnerplatz 2 ∙ 01067 Dresden


Dear Sir or Madam,

We are happy to inform you about our exhibition “Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: Ukrainian Art 1912-2023” that took place in the Albertinum, Dresden (DE) from May 5 till September 10, 2023 and now is on view at De Fundatie, Zwolle (NL). These unique exhibitions feature works from Ukrainian museums as well as contemporary art, showcasing the artistic journey of the last 111 years. It was quite a challenge to safely transport these works to Germany and the Netherlands, but we are thrilled to have succeeded.

Our goal now is to send the exhibition on a journey so that the artworks can remain safe and also to present the rich and diverse world of Ukrainian art to the public. At the moment we are in discussions with the MOMus-Museum of Modern Art-Costakis Collection as the next potential destination. However, we are particularly keen to find further hosts, considering the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the war. It would be a wonderful opportunity to show support and solidarity with the struggles faced by Ukrainians. Moreover, this exhibition features high-quality art that deserves greater recognition in the Western art world.

The exhibition has already received highly positive reviews in the German and international press, and we are confident that it will be a resounding success in other countries as well.

We attach a PDF presentation that includes some images from both exhibitions in Dresden and Zwolle. Additionally, you can find more information by watching a video that provides a captivating glimpse into the art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWP-rpqADb8

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. We look forward to your reply!