In the Eye of the Storm
Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s
29 June - 13 October 2024
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries | Burlington Gardens
Friends of the RA go free
Marvel at the groundbreaking modernist art made in Ukraine between 1900 and the 1930s.
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 over 70 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, to safeguard them during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In the Eye of the Storm brings together the work of such artists as Kazymyr Malevych, 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.
Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels and the Belvedere Museum, Vienna in partnership with the National Art Museum of Ukraine.
Our Friends preview days take place 26 June, 10am–6pm, 27 June, 10am–6pm, and 28 June, 10am–9pm.