Paintings smuggled out of Ukraine exhibited in Madrid

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 Paintings smuggled out of Ukraine exhibited in Madrid

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In Madrid there is an exhibition of paintings that were “secretly packed” and just as secretly taken out of Kyiv just a few hours before the massive missile attack on the Ukrainian capital by the Russian army on November 15, 2022. years”, which opened at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid on November 29, 51 paintings are on display, CNN reports.

private collections.

“Every day it becomes more and more obvious that Putin's war against Ukraine is not only about stealing territories, but also about controlling the nation's narrative and its cultural heritage,” – Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, member of the board of this museum, said at the opening of the exhibition.

According to her, the purpose of this exhibition is to revive the history of modernism in Ukraine.

how history repeats itself. And this exhibition is a powerful reminder of how close we are to another catastrophe,” Evening Kyiv quotes Ms. Francesca.

Note that the exhibition in Madrid will run until April 30, after which it will will be sent to the Ludwig Museum in the German city of Cologne.

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