Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff,  Paradise  (2020–)

Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Paradise (2020–). All photos: Maksym Biilousov, PinchukArtCentre 2021

Not another article about Kyiv as the new Berlin! On the occasion of the Future Generation Art Prize, Alexander Scrimgeour wonders about how the twentieth-century phenomenon of international contemporary art changes under the pressure of good old-fashioned geopolitics.

 "Freedom is our religion" hoarding/billboard on Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) 

Hoarding on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) 

Spike editor Alexander Scrimgeour visits Kyiv, capital of a nation working through its recent past, and tries make sense of its complicated present – through contemporary art.