Arts community responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Many in the arts community have stood up to show solidarity with the victims of war.

As Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate, the arts community from the around the world have stepped up in solidarity with the victims of war.

On 25 February, the Ukrainian Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Biennale – an international forum attuned to the socio-economic and political impacts on art and culture – released a Twitter statement which said the team have halted the project due to the life-threatening situation in Ukraine, where most of their members are based.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_