Nadia Kaabi-Linke Squeezed in Infinity at the National Art Museum of Ukraine

27 june, 2023

From July 28 to September 8, 2023, the National Art Museum of Ukraine will host Nadia Kaabi-Linke's solo exhibition, titled Squeezed in Infinity. The exhibition explores the sense of unattainable infinity and limited space for action in a world without horizons, shaped by empty narratives of eternity and the end of history. Alongside the artworks, there will be talks, screenings, and exchanges to encourage the audience to share feelings and reflections. Notably, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and her team collaborated with the NAMU collection for years. This  research of the museum collection, supported by Goethe Institut,  resulted in the social sculpture project Blindstrom, This project is based on artworks from the Special Fund (Spetsfond), a collection withdrawn by Soviet authorities from public display in 1937-1939, intended for destruction but fortunately preserved.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Sealed by Time, Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Bonn. Photo: David Ertl. Source: e-flux.com
Nadia's works were exhibited and are included in world-renowned collections, including MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, the Sharjah Art Foundation in the UAE, the Dallas Museum in Texas, and FRAC Pays de Loire in France. Nadia Kaabi-Linke received numerous prizes, including the lthra Art Prize, the François Schneider Prize, the Art Basel Discovery Prize, and the Abraaj Group Art Prize.
Curator: Darya Prydybaylo, art historian and curator at the National Gallery of Modern Art Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), who works in Kyiv and Berlin. Goethe-Institut in Ukraine is the official cultural institution of Germany.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the organization has been supporting representatives of culture, education and civil society in resisting aggression, providing an opportunity to adapt their activities to the urgent needs. The project is part of a program to promote decolonial practices in Ukraine. The Squeezed in Infinity exhibition will run until September 8.