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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Isagus Toche, Olesia the Tchernobyl Bride, Performance in front of Art Basel; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 25 2022

The art world's support for Ukraine is not only met with enthusiasm, Kabir Jhala and Tom Seymour found out in Basel for The Art Newspaper: "The wealth of initiatives in Basel providing support for Ukraine has proven that the art market can act in unselfish ways, and with speed. But others question why the art market's growing generosity is reserved ... read more

Isabelle Shipman, Kherson; frei via

Kobel's Art Weekly 24 2022

"In this case, the art market hype really makes sense," says Werner Remm of Artmagazine: "Victor and Olena Pinchuk are auctioning Jeff Koons' sculpture Balloon Monkey for the benefit of Ukraine Aid.Vienna's Christine König Gallery will auction 22 works by Ukrainian artists on June 17 through the Dorotheum to benefit Ukraine: "The 'KIDS' SHELTER' project ... read more

Anastasia Kozyrieva, A look at the war; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 23 2022

Serge Klimko informs about the Emergency Support Initiative of the Kiev Biennale in an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur.Until early Monday evening, the charity auction Editions for a Cause in favor of aid initiatives for Ukraine, which Artnet and the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) ... read more

Iryna Balodian, War sponsorship; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 22 2022

Gallery Weekend Tbilisi is all about helping Ukraine, reports Aimee Dawson in The Art Newspaper: "Thirteen commercial galleries and museums in the Georgian capital will hold the first Tbilisi Gallery Weekend (28-30 May) with proceeds going to help the war effort in Ukraine. The collaborative project, titled War Diaries, will see each space present works by Ukrainian artists that have ... read more

Miglė Kartanaitė, We see you; ; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 21 2022

The Russian presence at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year is the Russian War Crimes House, reports Chris Liakos at CNN. Viktor Pinchuk is organizing an exhibition of images of war at Russia House curated by Björn Geldhof (PinchukArtCentre). Chapeau!For the auction Stand with Ukraine on June 3 at Kunsthalle Lindenthal in Cologne, ... read more

Simonas Šileika, Ukrainian Farmer Steals Russian Tank; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 20 2022

"Emergency Money for Ukraine" is the name of a charity auction that the Cologne auction house Van Ham is holding in two parts as an online and live auction as part of its Modern Week from May 20 to June 2. A total of 40 lots will be offered. The usual buyer's premium will be due, but it will also be donated. The catalog for ... read more