Dmytro Vlasiuk, Dniproges Dam, 1932, oil on canvas, National Art Museum of Ukraine

One of the largest exhibitions in the museum’s history, Self-Determination: A Global Perspective (until Apr 21) focuses on new nation states which emerged in the wake of WWI and the role of art and artists in relation to the expression of national identities, nation-building and statecraft.

Bringing together a range of Irish and international works, both modern and contemporary, the exhibition illuminates the shared experiences of early 20th century new states. It includes key works from national and international collections (including the National Art Museum of Ukraine) as well as new commissions by artists invited to respond to the theme of self-determination.