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David Velasco introduces a mission by Nikita Kadan

David Velasco introduces a mission by Nikita Kadan

David Velasco introduces a project by Nikita Kadan

IN THE EARLY HOURS OF FEBRUARY 24, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade and conquer Ukraine, dramatically escalating the eight-year-old Russo-Ukrainian struggle, main Europe to its largest army battle since World Conflict II.

When the explosions started, the artist and activist Nikita Kadan was in Kyiv, the town the place he was born and nonetheless lives. He discovered refuge within the Voloshyn Gallery, an underground area that functioned as a bomb shelter over the last world struggle and is now serving that goal as soon as once more. Within the days that adopted, between organizing with friends and talking with the press, he began to attract, creating vibrating declamations in opposition to Putin’s assault and atomized charcoal threnodies.

On March 15, Kadan despatched three drawings from a brand new collection, “The Shadow on the Floor,” to Artforum.

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Nikita Kadan, work from the series “The Shadow on the Ground,” 2022, charcoal on paper, 11 3⁄4 × 15".

Nikita Kadan, work from the series “The Shadow on the Ground,” 2022, charcoal on paper, 11 3⁄4 × 15".

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