The Harriman Institute Presents
Ukraine in Ruins: 1941-42, 2022
by Alexander J. Motyl
About the Exhibit
The exhibit consists of 18 black and white acrylic-and-pen paintings, 9”x12”, on canvas sheets. Seven depict central Kyiv in ruins in 1941-1942, as a result of explosions set off by the retreating Soviets; the paintings were completed in mid-2021. Eleven depict Ukraine in ruins in 2022, as a result of Russia’s genocidal war; these were completed during the war, in 2022.
An exhibit opening reception will take place on January 25th, 2023. Learn more >>
About the Artist
Alexander J. Motyl is a painter, writer, and professor. His artwork has been shown in solo and group shows in New York, Philadelphia, Westport, and Toronto and is part of the permanent collection of the Ukrainian Museum in New York and the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008 and 2013, he is the author of eleven novels and a collection of poetry. He has done performances of his fiction at the Cornelia Street Café and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. He teaches political science at Rutgers University-Newark and is the author of eight academic books and numerous articles. He is the 2019 Laureate of the Omelian and Tatiana Antonovych Foundation. According to Academic Influence, Motyl was ranked sixth among the “Top Ten Most Influential Political Scientists Today.” Motyl served as Associate Director of the Harriman Institute from 1992 to 1998.
Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
January 17th, 2023 through March 10th, 2023
Harriman Institute Atrium
420 W 118th St, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10027