Natasha Klimenko

Natasha Klimenko is a graduate student in history at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She looks at artistic practices, memory, identity formation, and conceptual transfers in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Europe in the twentieth century. She also works as an editor and writes nonacademic texts about art and culture, particularly that of Eastern Europe.


Pulling Meaning Out of Matter: Reformations of Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

This essay highlights the reconstruction of memory through material culture in Ukrainian museums since the 1990s. Within the context of the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, the Ivan Honchar Museum, and the Maidan Museum—all of which are in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital—cultural workers have responded to politically salient events, including Ukrainian independence, the Maidan revolution, and the current war.