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When Language Is Lost: Possibilities of Art in the Face of War
Wed, September 28, 2022 5 pm - 9 pm CEST
Language: English

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 by Antonina Stebur, curator and co-initiator of

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 Natasha Chychasova.

The event is part of the series »It's about Life«, which is supported by the Ministry of Science and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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