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(CNN)   London art gallery didn't see anything wrong with showing Ukrainian artwork curated by Russia   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Vladimir Putin, exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary art, Russia, Conceptual art, Ukrainian artists, art collector Igor Tsukanov, Ukrainian Way, auction of physical works  
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2022-08-19 8:57:05 PM  
Curating.  That's what they call it now days.
 
2022-08-19 9:01:39 PM  
Saatchi and Saatchi is one of the premier global marketing firms. You'd think they'd know something about optics.
 
2022-08-19 9:03:18 PM  
Precious art, your highness. Donated by some of the finest families in all of Ukraine.

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2022-08-19 9:03:19 PM  

Wrongo: Curating.  That's what they call it now days.


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2022-08-19 9:05:19 PM  
Tsukanov told The Art Newspaper: "The circumstances in Ukraine are so tragic that their reflections in people's mind(s) create such surreal perceptions on the true intentions. The show 'The Ukrainian Way' is the biggest Ukrainian art show in history and my fifth show at Saatchi. All of them were blockbusters. This time I picked the wrong partner whose director wanted to kill it," he said, referring to Shpytkovska. "She managed to achieve her goal."

Well, if I were on the fence about which side to be on, this statement made it very clear that his is the wrong one. This is a truly offensive way to talk about art. And museum/gallery directors. And Ukrainians.
 
2022-08-19 9:09:09 PM  

nicholas m schumacher: Wrongo: Curating.  That's what they call it now days.

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Curtaking?
 
2022-08-19 9:09:23 PM  
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2022-08-19 9:13:51 PM  
Hang on a sec. Is this ACTUALLY Ukrainian artwork:

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Or is this a troll by the Russian curator?

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2022-08-19 9:14:01 PM  
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2022-08-19 9:19:04 PM  
London art gallery - go fuck yourself
 
2022-08-19 9:19:17 PM  
Guelman withdrew from the show several days ago in a Facebook post saying that he "sincerely wanted to help" as someone who had dealt with Ukrainian art since 1987 but that "unfortunately the war, Russia's aggression in Ukraine, and all of this is not as important as the fact that I am a Russian gallerist."

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Uuuuck You.
 
2022-08-19 9:39:37 PM  

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Why are the Great Pyramids in Egypt?

Because they were too heavy for the British to steal.
 
2022-08-19 9:40:37 PM  
"The Ukrainian Way" had been scheduled to show 100 Ukrainian artists at the gallery from September 3-11 accompanied by an auction of physical works and NFTs.

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2022-08-19 9:40:53 PM  
Sure, agree to have a art showing, then confiscate the art to hold for Ukraine.

Everyone's been seizing Russian yachts, they should seize the stolen art.
 
2022-08-19 9:50:46 PM  

Trik: Sure, agree to have a art showing, then confiscate the art to hold for Ukraine.

Everyone's been seizing Russian yachts, they should seize the stolen art.


Yeah, Britain  doesn't exactly have the moral high ground to start confiscating stolen art and antiquities.
 
2022-08-19 9:57:43 PM  
It's not "London art gallery didn't see anything wrong with showing Ukrainian artwork curated by Russia"

It's, "London art gallery didn't see anything wrong with showing Ukrainian artwork curated by Nazi Russia."
 
2022-08-19 9:58:16 PM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: hardinparamedic: [Fark user image 850x1199]

Why are the Great Pyramids in Egypt?

Because they were too heavy for the British to steal.



It's worth reiterating that the British Museum is one of the world's most celebrated criminal organizations.
 
2022-08-19 10:00:06 PM  
What they should have done is displayed the paintings and then not given them back.  The Russians would understand.  They'd be furious, but they'd understand perfectly.
 
2022-08-19 10:02:02 PM  
Contemporary art and NFT's.

So not a art display
 
2022-08-19 10:31:57 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Trik: Sure, agree to have a art showing, then confiscate the art to hold for Ukraine.

Everyone's been seizing Russian yachts, they should seize the stolen art.

Yeah, Britain  doesn't exactly have the moral high ground to start confiscating stolen art and antiquities.


Sometimes 2 wrongs can make a right. Go for it!
 
2022-08-19 10:32:35 PM  

austerity101: Tsukanov told The Art Newspaper: "The circumstances in Ukraine are so tragic that their reflections in people's mind(s) create such surreal perceptions on the true intentions. The show 'The Ukrainian Way' is the biggest Ukrainian art show in history and my fifth show at Saatchi. All of them were blockbusters. This time I picked the wrong partner whose director wanted to kill it," he said, referring to Shpytkovska. "She managed to achieve her goal."

Well, if I were on the fence about which side to be on, this statement made it very clear that his is the wrong one. This is a truly offensive way to talk about art. And museum/gallery directors. And Ukrainians.


Just goes to show that being "cultured" does not make your worldly.
 
2022-08-19 10:42:00 PM  
If the UK didn't display stolen art, they wouldn't have anything to display.
 
2022-08-19 10:50:42 PM  
If there's one the City of London knows how to do, it's laundering the money of Russian oligarchs.
 
2022-08-19 10:55:49 PM  

Parthenogenetic: "The Ukrainian Way" had been scheduled to show 100 Ukrainian artists at the gallery from September 3-11 accompanied by an auction of physical works and NFTs.

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Now that's an NFT.
 
2022-08-19 11:08:41 PM  
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"I'm personally pissed off by this exhibit, but looking around, you guys have a lot to answer for with almost all of your exhibits."
 
2022-08-19 11:20:12 PM  
Cleopatra's Needle, the Elgin Marbles, etc. Stolen art, it's a London tradition.
 
2022-08-19 11:40:44 PM  

MBooda: Cleopatra's Needle, the Elgin Marbles, etc. Stolen art, it's a London tradition.


In my fanfic, they relocated the library that used to be in Alexandria before it all crumbled, and then got torched.
 
2022-08-20 1:38:34 AM  
I just got a Soviet sports car I bought off ebay from a guy in Ukraine. I like to imagine it was "liberated" from the Russkies.

1961 ZIL 112C.  I got the cheap Chinese knockoff on the right.

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silly me - ordering stuff from a war zone and wondering if it's stuck in Kiev because there are higher priority items than replica cars. It was there for 10 days before it magically appeared in New York - not much longer than a couple things I ordered last year.

This is a statement from Ukrposhta around March 7 or so:

"We have found an opportunity to support thousands of Ukrainian entrepreneurs, so that they do not lose their jobs and can deliver their goods to global trading platforms, including Amazon and Etsy. As these marketplaces joined the sanctions against Russia and blocked Russian sellers, I think it is right for Ukrainian entrepreneurs to benefit from the situation and offer their goods to the world. And Ukrposhta will help them.
In addition, on the way from the United States to Ukraine, the charter will carry humanitarian aid from the international community. It will be food, medical supplies. Up to 40 tons of humanitarian aid can be loaded per flight. We call on foundations and organizations to help with funds for sending humanitarian goods to Ukraine. Ukraine needs your support,"
Igor Smelyansky, Director General, Ukrposhta.


Looks like Putin was at one its early races.

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2022-08-20 3:58:25 AM  
Well, at least they are on the right side of history now. Too bad they decided to fark over the Ukrainian artists to do it as I doubt they'll be donating the money the art show would have made to, among others, Art for Victory Fund and the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund.

Wait... might that not place them on the wrong side?

I forget. At least the art gallery et al satisfied the most important aspect of being a good person. The optics. That is way more important than the practicalities.
 
2022-08-20 7:08:46 AM  

MBooda: Cleopatra's Needle, the Elgin Marbles, etc. Stolen art, it's a London tradition.


and if we couldn't steal it, we made a plaster cast of it and put that on display instead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cast_Courts_(Victoria_and_Albert_Museum)
 
2022-08-20 8:15:39 PM  

maudibjr: Contemporary art and NFT's.

So not a art display


so if someone as celebrated as you are in the art world doesn't understand it, it's not real art?

if a piece makes you question what art is, it's art. a relatively small subset of it is pretty to look at. you might be thinking of interior design.
 
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