“The connections between the Russian and Ukrainian art scenes have reduced to virtually nothing since the annexation of Crimea and Russia’s involvement in the military aggression in Donbass. The practices of nonparticipation, self-exclusion, a programmed boycott, and a weakening interest in culture reflect processes that are taking place in “real politics.” The various forms of Russian state (and sometimes private) institutions’ affinity with the country’s military aggression has been reflected in their programming and inclusion in international exchange in both the post-Soviet space and internationally. However, there are some exceptions, both at the lower, independent level and in major institutions. The ethical dimension of these exceptions interests us as much as the ethics of nonparticipation.
Let us imagine that in this situation everyone makes adult decisions.”
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