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KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception, 30 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively spac

Safety – your stay at KW
Hygiene measures and precautions
https://www.kw-berlin.de/en/covid-19-hygiene-measures/

KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception, 30 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively spac

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Get ready for this Sunday's Museum Sunday Berlin 💙  Every fist Sunday of the month, the admission to KW as well as many ...
28/04/2022

Get ready for this Sunday's Museum Sunday Berlin 💙

Every fist Sunday of the month, the admission to KW as well as many other art institutions in Berlin is free due to the Museum Sunday Berlin. You just have to book a timeslot ticket in advance via Museumssonntag Berlin's Website!

To celebrate the last day of our current exhibitions, there will be a DJ Set by tryniti at KW courtyard on Sunday 4–6 pm. tryniti will provide experimental hiphop, softpop and soulful trashcore for our daytime dancefloor.

Come by and say hi to the first day of May at KW!

Whoop! On Friday, 6–9 pm, as a Gallery Weekend Berlin Special we are extending our opening hours and there is free admis...
26/04/2022

Whoop! On Friday, 6–9 pm, as a Gallery Weekend Berlin Special we are extending our opening hours and there is free admission to our current exhibitions 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022', 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet' and 'Oraib Toukan: What Then'.
https://www.kw-berlin.de/en/

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Rabih Mroué, Again We Are Defeated, 2018, Mixed Media (detail). Installation view of th exhibition Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research 2020: Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2022. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg/Beirut; Photo: Frank Sperling

Register now for our German Sign Language (DGS) public guided tour in the exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' at...
18/04/2022
'Peter Friedl Report 1964–2022' Führung durch die Ausstellung mit deutscher Gebärdensprache

Register now for our German Sign Language (DGS) public guided tour in the exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' at 24 April 22, 2 pm💙

Join art historian and educator Barbara Campaner in our public tour simultaneously translated into German sign language by interpreter Laura Häußer.

Visit our website for more information.
Registration via [email protected]
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Trailer Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022 in German Sign Language.
Concept and moderation: Andreas Döltgen, Camera: Frank Sperling

Report 1964–2022 ist Peter Friedls (*1960) bisher umfassendste institutionelle Werkschau in Deutschland. Friedl verwendet eine Vielzahl von Genres, Medien…

We are waiting for you here at KW👋 Open Wed–Mon from 11 am–7 pm. Thu 11 am–7 pmExhibitions on view:'Peter Friedl: Report...
17/04/2022

We are waiting for you here at KW👋

Open
Wed–Mon from 11 am–7 pm.
Thu 11 am–7 pm

Exhibitions on view:
'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022'
'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet'
'Oraib Toukan: What Then'

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Image: Installation view 'Peter Friedl: 'Report 1964–2022', KW Institute of Contemporary Art, 2022 © KW Institute of Contemporary Art

14/04/2022
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Join our curator Léon Kruijswijk for an introduction to our exhibiton 'Oraib Toukan: What Then'!

Oraib Toukan's research-practice has been committed to exploring the line between looking at and looking away from mediated images of violence. Using post-production as a medium, Toukan works with photography, film, text, and speech to study the complexity of representing encounters with violence. Through that she asks: what lies outside the frame of suffering?

Exhibiton 'Oraib Toukan: What Then' on view until May 1, 2022
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Curator’s Introduction with Léon Kruijswijk
Camera and editing: Frank Sperling

The Curator’s Introduction to our exhibition 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet‘ is now online our website! 🎉Curator Nadim S...
13/04/2022
Curator's Introduction with Nadim Samman / Rabih Mroué ‘Under the Carpet’

The Curator’s Introduction to our exhibition 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet‘ is now online our website! 🎉

Curator Nadim Samman @nadim.samman introduces the show and gives special insights to Mroué's work.

Over the past three decades, Mroué has developed an acclaimed body of work spanning theatre, the visual arts and literature, in the roles of theatre director, actor, visual artist, and playwright.

Exhibition 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet‘
on view until May 1, 2022

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Curator’s Introduction with Nadim Samman

Camera and editing: Frank Sperling

https://vimeo.com/701250640

Camera and editing: Frank Sperling

Upcoming Sunday, 3 April 22, is Museum Sunday 💚 Every first Sunday of the month, the admission to KW as well as to many ...
01/04/2022

Upcoming Sunday, 3 April 22, is Museum Sunday 💚

Every first Sunday of the month, the admission to KW as well as to many other art institutions in Berlin is free.

Combine your visit at KW with a guided tour through 'Oraib Toukan: What Then' with co-curator Léon Kruijswijk, starting at 2 pm (in German)
or be part of the public guided tours through 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet' or 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' starting at 4 pm (in German).

Head over to their website to find out which museums are taking part and book your time slot now before they are sold out. Last tickets on site!

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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We are pleased to announce that our Leonilson exhibition is going to be shown at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in...
22/03/2022

We are pleased to announce that our Leonilson exhibition is going to be shown at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto from 24 March on, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen 🎉

Leonilson
Drawn 1975-1993
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto
24 March – 18 September 22

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art is going to present the first major retrospective of Brazilian artist Leonilson in Portugal. The retrospective presents a selection of over 200 works that encompass a broad range of mediums and styles, from early paintings to the introspective embroidery of Leonilson’s last years, providing an overview of his entire oeuvre.

If you have missed the exhibition and are in or around Porto, go and see it!

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Leonilson, 3 at the same time (sic), 1990, painting / acrylic paint and metallic paint on unstretched canvas, Courtesy Projeto Leonilson, Photo: Rubens Chiri

Leonilson, Origins; Fantasy; Pleasure; Allegory, 1990, mechanical embroidery / thread on linen, Courtesy Projeto Leonilson, Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Leonilson, Sao Paulo, the city that’s a rip-off, 1993, drawing / permanent ink on paper, Courtesy Projeto Leonilson, Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Rabih Mroué's 'non-academic lectures' are on view in his current exhibition 'Under the Carpet' 🎥In 2004, Mroué started h...
15/03/2022

Rabih Mroué's 'non-academic lectures' are on view in his current exhibition 'Under the Carpet' 🎥

In 2004, Mroué started his ongoing series of ‘non-academic lectures’—performative talks integrating sourced visual material, moving images, documentary, and fiction—which took their cues from the recent political turmoil in Lebanon and the surrounding regions, including the July War in Lebanon (2006), the Arab Spring (2010–2011) and the Syrian civil war (since 2011).

Throughout this practice, Mroué has repeatedly sought to deconstruct the image, often by searching for, appropriating, and reenacting its flaws. His critical inquiries into images of conflict and protest can be seen in various non-academic lectures. Further Mroué pixelates the narrative of the image, disrupting its integrity as a historical document by using strategies of essayistic montage.

Visit us to watch the videos and to see the rest of the exhibition!
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Installation view of the exhibition Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research 2020: Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2022; Photo: Frank Sperling

Take a closer look at our current exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' 👀Peter FriedlNo prey, no pay' (Detail, 201...
14/03/2022

Take a closer look at our current exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' 👀

Peter Friedl
No prey, no pay' (Detail, 2018-19)
Mixed Media, various garments and accessories, dimensions variable.

'No prey, no pay' is a continuation of Friedl’s long-standing interest in looking at outcast and marginalised positions differently and within. As a starting point, the theatrical installation refers to the heyday of piracy between the 1650s and the 1730s. 'No prey, no pay' consists of a cast of distinctive fringe characters whose fascinating biographies are situated somewhere between reality, fiction, and legend. To each of these characters, Friedl dedicates a colourful plinth or pedestal like those used in a circus, beneath an apocryphal Jolly Roger (entitled King Death), with pirate costumes lying around. The pedestals are both sculptures and tiny stages, reminiscent of Speakers’ Corners, waiting to be activated.

Come by and see the rest of the exhibition yourself 💙

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Peter Friedl, 'No prey, no pay', 2018–2019. Mixed Media, various garments and accessories, dimensions variable. Installation view of the exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2022. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, courtesy the artist and Guido Costa Projects, Turin; Photo: Frank Sperling

Come see and listen to our newest commision by Klaus Weber! ☀️Klaus WeberLarge Dark Wind Chime (Prototype), 2008/2022The...
10/03/2022

Come see and listen to our newest commision by Klaus Weber! ☀️

Klaus Weber
Large Dark Wind Chime (Prototype), 2008/2022

The composition of 'Large Dark Wind Chime' is based on the Tritone (tritonus)—the ’diabolus’ in music, which is also known as the ’devil’s interval’. In the Middle Ages, the Tritone was banned by the Church due to, as sources claim, the interval’s ability to evoke sexual desire and thus, arousing the Devil. Subsequently, the knowledge of the interval was clouded by considerable superstition and was, in conventional Western culture, associated with the wicked and the symbol of the ‘Other’.

Enjoy the Berlin sun in our courtyard and experience the wind chime in action!

Get more information on our website
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Klaus Weber, Large Dark Wind Chime (Protoype), 2008/2022. Installation view at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2022. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery and Herald St Gallery; Photo: Frank Sperling

Thank you to everyone who visited us last weekend ✨We had 'BLESS N°72 Saunarider' created by BLESS collaboration with Sa...
01/03/2022

Thank you to everyone who visited us last weekend ✨

We had 'BLESS N°72 Saunarider' created by BLESS collaboration with Sam Chermayeff Office in our courtyard.

BLESS has been working together on numerous transdisciplinary projects since 1997. As self-proclaimed situation designers, the products of Desiree Heiss und Ines Kaag blend fashion and art, design and architecture, business and social practice, with the aim of creating an equilibrium between mental and physical exercise.

If you want to see more of the duo, you can visit the 'BLESS N°72 BLESSlet'. Please contact us in advance via [email protected].

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'BLESS N°72 Saunarider' in collaboration with Sam Chermayeff Office 2022. Installation view at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2022; Photo: Frank Sperling

Get your ticket now for the ultimate sauna experience 🔥 BLESS is initiating three sauna days in the KW courtyard. In col...
22/02/2022

Get your ticket now for the ultimate sauna experience 🔥

BLESS is initiating three sauna days in the KW courtyard. In collaboration with architect Sam Chermayeff, the situation designers have created the Saunarider: a mobile sauna in a 90s Mercedes-Benz outfitted with a wooden bead interior. The Saunarider will accompany A Year With BLESS through 2022 and will be installed in a variety of situations and environments.

For the opening weekend, the KW courtyard will be operational for optimal sauna enjoyment, of course with a cold-water shower and resting facilities in the courtyard as well as in the adjacent BLESSlet.

25 February 22, 4–9 pm
26 February 22, 2–7 pm
27 February 22, 2–7 pm

❕Book your time slot via [email protected]
Each time slot gives 30 minutes of sauna access for a maximum of three people from one household.

In accordance with the current Covid-19 regulations the 2G+ rule (vaccinated or recovered as well as boostered or tested) applies for all KW events.
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'BLESS N°72 Saunarider' in collaboration with Sam Chermayeff Office, Courtesy BLESS

Get your tickets now! 🔜Our Spring Program 2022 reflects on the construction of history and reality by introducing new mo...
17/02/2022

Get your tickets now! 🔜

Our Spring Program 2022 reflects on the construction of history and reality by introducing new models of narration. Peter Friedl, Rabih Mroué as well as Oraib Toukan use theatrical and cinematic methods to create a critical intimacy that questions the mechanisms of how we see and speak.

Sat, 19 Feb 22, 4 pm
Public guided tour in 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' (in English)

Sun, 20 Feb 22, 4 pm
Public guided tour in 'Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022' (in German)

Visit our new exhibitions from 19 Feb onwards and join this weekends guided tours!
🔗 link to the Tickets in bio

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Oraib Toukan, Offing, 2021. Single-channel video (color, sound). Courtesy the artist

Elias Khoury and Rabih Mroué, Three Posters, 2000, Video still from performance. Courtesy the artists

Peter Friedl, Oranienplatz, 2014. From the series Rehousing, 2012–2019. Collection Marco Rossi, Turin. Courtesy Guido Costa Projects, Turin. Photo: Jorit Aust

Warm invitation to our exhibition opening on Friday, 18 February 22 at 7 pm 🥂 Join the opening of 'Peter Friedl: Reprt 1...
10/02/2022

Warm invitation to our exhibition opening on Friday, 18 February 22 at 7 pm 🥂

Join the opening of 'Peter Friedl: Reprt 1964–2022', 'Rabih Mroué: Under the Carpet' and 'Oraib Toukan: What Then' next week!

Please be aware that for the opening the extended 2G+ rule (vaccinated / recovered and negatively testet / boostered) applies. Wearing an FFP2-mask is mandatory. Furthermore our capacities are limited due to the current situation and we apologize in advance for any waiting times.

Mark your calendar and we look forward to seeing you 💙

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Peter Friedl, The Diaries, 1981–2016. Installation view, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2016. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Max Wegscheidler

Rabih Mroué, In a Public Park, 2018, collages and ink. Courtesy the artist

Oraib Toukan, Offing, 2021. Single-channel video (color, sound). Courtesy the artist

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception, 25 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively space for progressive practices within the Berlin art scene, as well as in an international context. By means of exhibitions and various event formats, KW has aligned itself towards the current tendencies of the national and international art and cultural discourse, and has actively developed them on a collaborative level with artists, institutions, and by means of commissioned works. As an institution for contemporary art without a collection of its own, the team at KW maintains a high degree of flexibility in creating its programs and addressing its audience. Under the responsibility of director Krist Gruijthuijsen, the current program evolves around the central objective of using the participating artists’ perspective as a starting point, entailing their subjects and points of view as ways to reflect on social and political issues. The institution is thereby conceived as a social space that facilitates contemplation and exchange between different protagonists and cultures, consistently challenging its audience. The building complex includes exhibition halls, apartments, offices, and event spaces, as well as the Café Bravo in the courtyard, that was designed by Dan Graham in 1999. In addition to its internationally renowned exhibition program, KW collaborates on a regular basis with national and international partners, such as MoMA PS1, the Biennale di Venezia and Documenta in Kassel. KW Institute for Contemporary Art is institutionally supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The program of KW is kindly supported by the KW Freunde e. V.

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Let the 364 days performance begin! One performance a day to commemorate the events in Bucha. The Center for Contemporary Art and Science (ŠMMC) is launching a yearlong international artistic social performance series called “Fate of Bucha” to honor the innocent victims of Bucha killings. The event begins on April 4. The author of the idea and performer is Tomas Lagunavicius who is a multi-disciplinary, mixed-media artist based in Lithuania. His creative work includes visual and performing arts and dates back to 2009. He had organized several personal exhibitions at the Contemporary Art and Science Center and art galleries. The artist is a member of various art associations, such as Association for Visual Arts (AVA), International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), International Association of Visual Artists (IAVA), National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Association for Latin American Art (ALAA), Visual Artists Association (VVA), Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), etc. Tomas Lagūnavičius says, “The aim of the performance is to honor the innocent victims who died during the Russian soldiers’ attacks, to emphasize self-introspection, to think of what should be done differently and how can we prevent this from happening again? The goal of the performance is not to forget what happened in Bucha. The fortieth day of the war in Ukraine has begun. Things that happened in Bucha, Ukraine, during the 39 days of the war are incomprehensible. 410 civilians were killed by the Russian invaders and I believe that the numbers will change and the number of victims killed intentionally will be significantly higher. Mass graves, the killing of innocent civilians, robbery, sexual assaults, and much more that we do not even know and cannot even imagine. Russian cruelty has crossed all boundaries. The killing of civilians in a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Bucha, was a “deliberate massacre” following the rapid withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kyiv region. Bucha’s mayor, Anatoly Fedoruk, said a mass grave at one church was still open, with hands and feet poking through the red clay heaped on top. This is an obvious genocide of the Ukrainian people. Similar war crimes were committed by N***s (fascists) in Serebryanka. In this case, the Russians surpassed the N***s in their cruelty. Therefore, The Center for Contemporary Art and Science will dedicate one minute every day throughout the year to the memory of those who were brutally murdered. Each day I will present a one-minute long video of silence showing my paintings. I invite people from all over the world to join this campaign. Devote 1 minute each day in memory of the victims of Bucha. You can record a video reflecting war crimes in Bucha anywhere. Then send the video via email [email protected]. My artistic goal is to remind people that we remember the victims of Bucha, and we are constantly thinking of how to prevent this from happening again. The daily routine should not push aside atrocities committed during the war.”
A mostra itinerante Leonilson Drawn 1975–1993, abre ao público nesta quinta-feira dia 25 de março, no Serralves, na cidade de Porto, em Portugal. Trata-se da primeira grande retrospectiva da obra de Leonilson na Europa, que conta com a colaboração da Almeida & Dale em parceria com o Projeto Leonilson e Itaú Cultural e já esteve em Berlim (KW Institute for Contemporary Art) Estocolmo (Moderna Museet) e Malmo (Malmö Konsthall).
Venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale (5/6): KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the pressing questions of our times through the production, display, and mediation of contemporary art. Founded during the turbulent period following German reunification in a derelict factory on Berlin’s Auguststraße, KW has established itself as a dynamic venue for progressive art practices. It was also here that the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art was inaugurated in 1998. Since then, KW has served as an anchor exhibition venue for the Berlin Biennale, which presents artistic projects and mediation programs at diverse venues across the city to contribute new perspectives to contemporary cultural discourse in Berlin and beyond. ___ Ausstellungsorte der 12. Berlin Biennale: Die KW Institute for Contemporary Art widmen sich durch die Produktion, Präsentation und Vermittlung zeitgenössischer Kunst zentralen Fragen der Gegenwart. Vor mehr als 30 Jahren in der turbulenten Nachwendezeit in einem verfallenen Fabrikgebäude in der Auguststraße gegründet, haben sich die KW als lebendiger Ort für progressive künstlerische Praktiken etabliert. Hier wurde auch die Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst gegründet und 1998 erstmals ausgerichtet. Seitdem sind die KW Fixpunkt als Ausstellungsort der Berlin Biennale. Zu jeder Ausgabe präsentiert sie hier und an weiteren Orten künstlerische Arbeiten und Programme, die die in der Stadt geführten Diskurse um neue Perspektiven erweitern. _____ Image: KW Institute for Contemporary Art © Frank Sperling #BerlinBiennale12
✨THANK YOU✨ to the amazing Nadim Samman, our moderator Nina Prader and everyone who joined the inspiring discussion 'Berlin Art Link Presents: Curating Digital Space’ last night at Soho House Berlin! As part of our monthly series of talks with Berlin-based artists at Soho House Berlin, we address current issues within and discussions about contemporary art that simultaneously reflect our rotating feature topics. We invited Nadim Samman, Curator for Digital Sphere at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, to speak about his recent projects, the rewards and challenges of curating art online, digitizing the art world, and “web-site-specificity.” Our Editor-in-Chief Alison Hugill spoke to Nadim last year about his online exhibition project ‘The Last Museum’ at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Read our interview here: https://bit.ly/3pQFlBk
In these times, it seems all the more important to us to organize a Berlin Biennale that takes a stand against colonialism and imperialism, that opens a space of possibility for decolonial strategies and practices under the guidelines of democracy and peace. Last week we announced our exhibition venues. ___ In diesen Zeiten erscheint es uns umso wichtiger, eine Berlin Biennale auszurichten, die sich gegen Kolonialismus und Imperialismus in Stellung bringt, die unter den Leitlinien der Demokratie und des Friedens einen Möglichkeitstraum für dekoloniale Strategien und Praxen öffnet. Vergangene Woche haben wir unsere Ausstellungsorte bekanntgegeben. ______ Image: Top from left to right: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin © David von Becker; Dekoloniale Memory Culture in the City © faf.berlin; Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy © BStU/Dronebrothers; bottom from left to right: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, © Frank Sperling; Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk; Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk #BerlinBiennale12 Akademie der Künste - Hanseatenweg Dekoloniale Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin KW Institute for Contemporary Art Stasizentrale _
🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST THE WAR IN UKRAINE🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 Dear CAC's partners, artists, colleagues and friends in every country of the world, this is a call for action against the war in Ukraine. We, the Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, invite you to: 🇺🇦 Stand in solidarity and publicly express that you stand against war in Ukraine: use the facades of your institutions as well as others that you have access to, their websites, press releases, social media, events, interviews, and whatever other means possible. 🇺🇦 Counter Russian propaganda by following and providing trustworthy information from the leading international information channels like BBC News and CNN. Here in Vilnius we also follow The Kyiv Independent, in Russian: УНІАН - Ukrainian Independent Information Agency of News and Current Time TV . 🇺🇦 Revise your programs and partnerships and cancel your cooperation with Russian institutions and businesses unless they have clearly and openly expressed that they acknowledge the war and stand against it. 🇺🇦 Consider other ways to personally and/or locally support Ukraine, their refugees, and the world’s mutual effort to make this hell stop. 🇺🇦 Reach out to your partners and fellow human beings - in your country and abroad, institutions or businesses, public figures, individuals professionally related or not related to art, politicians and political organizations - to speak up, publicly acknowledge and oppose the war. 🇺🇦 You can help by donating to the Red Cross Червоний Хрест України, Blue / Yellow for Ukraine or other organisations listed here: standforukraine.com. Another list of trusted funds and other initiatives is Razom for Ukraine. 🇺🇦 Please also share and add links to emergency resources for Ukrainian artists and cultural workers (it’s a growing list): https://artistsatrisk.org/2022/02/26/ukraine-emergency-resources-for-artists-and-cultural-workers So far many important art institutions and professionals, including the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kiasma, Helsinki; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, La Biennale di Venezia, The East Europe Biennial Alliance, CIMAM, International Council of Museums - ICOM, KUNSTKRITIKK, e-flux, Artnet News have already expressed their solidarity and opposition to war, we need more voices of support. Copyright-free image of an anonymous graffiti in Vilnius quoting the words by soldiers of Ukraine’s Snake Island, “Russian battleship, go f**k yourself” (there is still a chance that the soldiers are alive but in captivity). 💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛 #stoprussia #stopputin #standwithukraine #supportukraine #slavaukraini