as a guest at ZKM

28. September 2022

What can art do in the face of war? How should or can artists work when confronted by the catastrophe of military conflict in their country? What kind of language would help them to describe reality and cope with trauma?

The theme evening at ZKM explores the question as to what extent artistic work can be a communicative tool against war. is an international platform of cultural workers against the war from Ukraine and other parts of the world. It is both an archive and a discussion forum which aims to collect, share, and disseminate artistic statements against military aggression and political oppression.


5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Presentation of the platform with selected video artworks and a conversation between Antonina Stebur, curator and co-initiator of, and Tatiana Kochubinska, Ukrainian curator.

6 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.


6.15 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

When Language Is Lost: Possibilities of Art in the Face of War. Session talks by Laura Huertas Millán (artist and filmmaker, Colombia, France), Nikolay Karabinovych (artist, Ukraine), Vladimir Miladinović (artist, Serbia), Antonina Stebur (curator and co-initiator of, Belarus).

7.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.


7.45 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Panel discussion with all the guests. Moderated by Tatiana Kochubinska.

Tatiana Kochubinska (Curator)

Organization / Institution: ZKM | Karlsruhe with the International Coalition of Cultural Workers Against the War in Ukraine

Further information here.