Around the 1890s, Ukrainian Art started to synchronize with the international avant-garde, bringing about an unprecedented metamorphosis. In the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odessa, radical new ideas took hold and shaped some of the most influential artists of the previous century. This talk is a tribute to these artists, and the essential role Ukraine had in the development of modern art, not just in Eastern Europe, but in the whole world.
Expect works by well-known names like Malevich, Tatlin, and Delaunay, but also compelling masterpieces and stories by unsung art historical heroes like Bogomazov, Archipenko and Meller. We will discuss everything from painting, stage design sculpture, and architecture, to give an understanding of the pivotal role Ukraine played in modern art.
Led by art historian and writer Sabry Amroussi, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Ukraine's most famous modern artists and their contributions to the cultural arts of Ukraine.
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.