“I have a crisis for you”: Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War
In February 2022, the world witnessed the invasion of Ukraine and all-out war of aggression by the Russian Federation. Since this time, massive casualties, human rights violations, and an unprecedented refugee crisis have ensued. Women artists of Ukraine have responded. They know their message is powerful, and the amplification of their voices is critical for victory in a very real battle for survival. Curated by Grace Mahoney (U-M Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Jessica Zychowicz, Ph.D. (Fulbright Ukraine and U-M Alumna), “I have a crisis for you”: Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War showcases work created by women artists in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine. The featured artists have also been selected because of their prominent interest and exploration of issues relating to gender in their works. The artworks and documents engage a range of subjects from women volunteering as combatants to the processes of grieving and reflect ongoing discourses in Ukrainian feminist scholarship. The exhibit is accompanied by a companion website which includes an expanded set of informational and aid-related resources.
- Opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Lane Hall Gallery.
- A roundtable conversation with artists featured in the exhibition “I have a crisis for you”: Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War on Friday, September 16 from 3:30 – 5:00 in Weiser Hall. The conversation will be moderated by curators Grace Mahoney and Jessica Zychowicz.
This exhibit is hosted by the Institute for Research on Women & Gender and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and is cosponsored by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Museum Studies Program, the Weiser Center for Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan.