Victoria Kagalovska

Before the Invasion

WORDS BY MICHAEL ZARATHUS-COOK

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KYIV — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 9

Shortly before the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, smART Magazine reached out to Victoria Kagalovska — a painter, fashion designer, and creative entrepreneur based in Kyiv. She has since left the city and has been a relentless and passionate advocate for the plight of her country on social media. Kagalovska joined us to talk about the tense atmosphere preceding the invasion — reminding us that the invasion started many years ago — as well as her motivations as an artist.


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Illustration by Victoria Kagalovska

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