Exhibition, Mila Teshiaeva,
Shortly after the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine in February 2022, Berlin-based artist Mila Teshaieva travelled to her hometown, Kyiv. She wanted to bear witness to this dramatic historical moment for her country and Europe: From the first days of the war, when Russian troops were surrounding Kyiv and people fleeing in panic, to the last days of April, when the crushing consequences of war crimes were discovered in the region around the capital. Her diary was first published on the internet platform dekoder.org. It contains her personal records of the war’s first months in both images and words. Life during the war is documented; a life marked by destruction as well as unity and resistance.