Friday, April 29, 2022

Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artists

 From the Museum of Russian Art.

Valery Momot (Ukraine)

This pop-up show of anti-war political cartoons includes recent works by renowned cartoonists from Ukraine and Russia created in response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. 

The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in collaboration with Minnesota artist Andrey Feldshteyn, who has worked in the genre of political cartoons for four decades. 

At the beginning of the war, Andrey approached a number of artists with an invitation to share their works for this exhibition and they sent their amazing works to be displayed at TMORA.

Andrey writes, “Wars destroy human relationships. But political cartoonists inhabit a country of their own governed by the law of the genre. 

We collaborate in international projects, express our anti-war sentiment during war-time, and support colleagues who suffer persecution. 

 At the beginning of this war, I wanted to attract artists to a collaborative project exposing the aggressor, pointing to the perpetrator, and uniting artists against our common enemy, Putin’s regime waging a war of aggression in Ukraine.

We contacted prominent masters of the genre asking them to share their recent work. 

Alexey Kustovsky (Ukraine)

Andrey Feldstein (Russia - USA)

Denis Lopatin (Russia - France)

Oleg Gutsol (Ukraine)

Sergey Elkin (Russia/Bulgaria)

Sergey Sichenko (Ukraine)

The response was very positive, and now TMORA presents works by Oleg Goutsol (Ukraine), Victor Holub (Ukraine), Oleksiy Kustovsky (Ukraine), Valery Momot (Ukraine), Yuriy Pogorelov (Ukraine/USA), Sergey Sychenko (Ukraine/Israel), Viacheslav Shilov (Russia), Denis Lopatin (Russia/France), Andrey Feldshteyn, and Alesha Stupin (Russia/USA), as well as several other artists.”

Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artists

April 20, 2022 — end of war
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Avenue
(located at the corner of Diamond Lake Road and 35W)
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Mezzanine Gallery 
(in Lower Gallery after May 2, 2022)

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