TMORA has launched the third round of the Say No to War exhibition of political cartoons by Ukrainian and oppositional Russian artists. The Museum will continue to rotate the display, reiterating its antiwar stance, until the end of this war. In the 3rd round of the exhibition the new names include Alexander Dubovsky, Vladimir Kazanevsky, Victor Kudin, and Oleg Kovalenko, all from Ukraine, as well as new cartoons by artists who participated in the 1st and 2nd rounds – – Valery Momot, Oleksiy Kustovsky, Oleg Smal, Viacheslav Shilov, Alesha Stupin, Victor Holub, Oleg Gutsol, and Andrey Feldshteyn.
The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in collaboration with Minnesota artist Andrey Feldshteyn, who has worked in the genre of political cartoons for four decades. At the beginning of the war, Andrey approached a number of artists with an invitation to share their works for this exhibition and they sent their amazing works to be displayed at TMORA.
Andrey writes, “Wars destroy human relationships. But political cartoonists inhabit a country of their own governed by the law of the genre. We collaborate in international projects, express our anti-war sentiment during war-time, and support colleagues who suffer persecution. At the beginning of this war, I wanted to attract artists to a collaborative project exposing the aggressor, pointing to the perpetrator, and uniting artists against our common enemy, Putin’s regime waging a war of aggression in Ukraine.
We contacted prominent masters of the genre asking them to share their recent work. The response was very positive, and now we present the third iteration of this exhibition.
Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artists
April 20, 2022 — end of war
Victor Holub has lived and worked in Zdolbunov, Rivne region, Ukraine, since 1978. He has been a participant in more than thirty-five cartoon competitions, as well as numerous exhibitions worldwide and is a winner of the 13th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoons, 2020 Luxembourg.
‘Alesha Stupin’ is the artist’s pseudonym that he began using in 2014, on the day following the Russian occupation of Crimea. Stupin quit his job, started a blog, and began publishing oppositional political satire, poetry, and fantasy stories. Having escaped Putin’s Russia, he currently resides in San Francisco. Stupin graduated from the Serov College of Art in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).