AICA Annual Lecture by Konstantin Akinsha

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AICA Annual Lecture by Konstantin Akinsha

Art and Ukraine: Konstantin Akinsha gives the annual AICA UK lecture.

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Lancaster Room, Somerset House Strand London WC2R 1LA United Kingdom

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Distinguished critic and curator Konstantin Akinsha will deliver an assessment of the situation for Ukrainian art, and artists, in and outside the country. He will explain about the destruction of cultural property as well as the impossible situation for Contemporary Artists there. While a large number of, mainly female, Ukrainian artists are dispersed across Europe, young artists find themselves thrust into the centre of attention. Reflecting that a bulk of the work being made has little chance to be deep and reflective, he will introduce some he feels does reflect the situation. With a wealth of experience as curator and writer on Ukrainian art Akinsha will address the inevitable gap between experience and expression and the nature of work coming out of the war.

The lecture will be held in the Lancaster Room at Somerset House. Drinks will be served afterwards.

Konstantin Akinsha is an art historian, curator and expert on art expropriated during World War II. Among his books is ‘Beautiful Loot: The Soviet Plunder of Europe’s Art Treasure’ (1995), with Grigorii Kozlov and Sylvia Hochfield.

AICA UK is the International Association of Art Critics UK Section.

The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) brings together some 4,200 art professionals from some 70 countries all over the world, organised into 63 National Sections and an Open Section. AICA is particularly well represented in all parts of Europe, Australia, North and South America and the Caribbean. It has very active National Sections in Middle Eastern and Asian countries (Israel, Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong, Pakistan) and a number of African Sections have been formed in recent years.