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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Ihor Sarabieiev "neptune loves russia", free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 16 2022

The Biennale di Venezia responds to war in Ukraine, reports Alex Greenberger for Artnews: "Cecilia Alemani, who organized the Biennale's main show this year, praised the Piazza Ucraina as a potentially defining event at this year's exhibition. 'In its 127 years of existence, La Biennale has registered the shocks and revolutions of history like a seismographer,' she said in a ... read more

Ihor Sarabieiev "Chernobyl disko", free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 15 2022

ikonoTV has created a list with links to ways to help Ukrainian artists, either through pure donations or the purchase of video works. The Solidarity Art Auction Frankfurt artists continue to hold charity auctions on Instagram at irregular intervals, each of which runs for 24 hours and the hammer price is donated directly to a ... read more

Sinead Farry, St Patrick’s Day 2022, free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 14 2022

Anna Brady presents the aid initiatives of Ukrainian galleries in The Art Newspaper. Werner Remm refers to a top-class charity auction of the Rotary Club Düsseldorf-Pempelfort on April 8 at Artmagazine. The auction of works from the Essl Collection raised 280,000 euros, he reports in the same medium. The artists ... read more

Spark Art Fair Vienna; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 13 2022

The sanctions against Russia raise the question of whether, how and when works of art borrowed for exhibitions fall under them. The different answers of the Düsseldorf lawyer Philipp F. Hardung in the Legal Tribune Online may seem a bit dry to non-lawyers, but are quite exciting: "The works in the Morozov collection are thus on loan from public institutions ... read more

Eglė Plytnikaitė "I stand with Ukraine" via

Kobel's Art Weekly 12 2022

33 artists (including Zuzanna Czebatul, Gregor Hildebrandt and Gert & Uwe Tobias) have donated works for Villa Grisebach's online auction "Artists for Ukraine", which runs from April 1 to 10. All proceeds, including the premium, will go to various initiatives for victims & refugees.For Artists at Risk, nearly 70 international artists (including Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans and Rosemarie Trockel) have ... read more

Free images against the war:
MengQi (Denise) Huang

Kobel's Art Weekly 11 2022

The Ukrainian artist duo Victoria Pidust and Volo Bevza, who actually live in Berlin, are now no longer making artworks but tank barriers in Ukraine, reports Hakim Bishara for Hyperallergic. The project can be supported thanks to their Bonn gallery Judith Andreae here.Artists at Risk offers support to Ukrainian, Russian ... read more