MOT campaign in support of the restoration of art institutions


Module of Temporality (MOT) is the largest international art project of the 2023 year in Ukraine. It is a temporary cultural space by don’t Take Fake, created with an international team, and an eponymous exhibition of contemporary art with 28 artists from 10 countries curated by Fabrice Bousteau.

The exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Temporality”, it is an attempt to capture the fluidity of life and its time in art, to show uncertainty and at the same time to support the desire to continue living, creating, fighting.

And one of the key goals is to help renovate art institutions damaged during Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. The page below is dedicated to this campaign.

UAH collected

  1. Kyiv
    02–05, 2023
  2. Dnipro
    06, 2023
  3. Lutsk
    07–08, 2023
  4. Lviv
    09–10, 2023
  5. Restoration of art institutions
  6. Next stage

MOT Fund

All funds generated by the MOT project — payment for tickets to the exhibition and special events, profits from the gift store and sales of the printed DTF Magazine — formed a special fund that will be used for the restoration.

The project was presented in Lutsk, Kyiv, Dnipro, and Lviv, with over 56 thousand visitors, resulting in the generation of over 10 million hryvnias. Later, we will hold a charity auction in Europe featuring artworks by artists, the proceeds of which will also be directed to the general MOT fund.

100% of the money raised in the fund will be donated to the restoration of art institutions, including museums, which will be selected by the project team and specialists from the cultural sphere. Depending on the amount raised and the scale of damage, we will be able to support one or several objects. A report on the funds raised and spent will be posted on the website and on the @mot.object Instagram page.


Based on the UNESCO list and data from the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, we have selected damaged art institutions in need of reconstruction support that are located in Ukrainian-controlled territories (as of September 2023).

We also reviewed applications from institutions that were not included in the official lists but require support for their restoration. Any art institution damaged by Russian attacks, which preserves and presents its own collection, could participate.


The applications that met the criteria were reviewed by the appointed experts. Based on the evaluation results, the decision was made to prioritize support for the Chernihiv Regional Art Museum named after Hryhoriy Galagan.


  • Kostiantyn Doroshenko, art critic, publicist, curator, host of the “Culture of Everything” podcast
  • Yevhen Berezinsky, curator, collector, founder of Kyiv Art Week
  • Olha Balashova, Chair of the Board, co-founder of the NGO “Museum of Contemporary Art”
  • Nataliia Matsenko, art historian, independent curator, art critic, lecturer
  • Dima Mykytenko, artist, expert at “Algorytm”
  • Slava Balbek, architect, founder of balbek bureau
  • don’t Take Fake, organizer of MOT

Who's doing the restoration?

We, don’t Take Fake, the Kyiv-based organizing team of MOT, and the Lutsk-based NGO ‘Algorytm of Actions’, which shares our desire to develop the country’s cultural environment, help rebuild art institutions, and show that culture can sustain in difficult times.

In September, our joint campaign dedicated to the restoration of damaged art institutions was launched. Together, the teams of don’t Take Fake and the "Algorytm" aim to draw attention to the art institutions that have been damaged or completely destroyed with Russian attacks.

We strive to attract as much attention as possible to culture in Ukraine. We want other art institutions damaged as a result of Russian aggression to have a chance to be restored. Therefore, we call on other organisations and businesses to assist in this endeavour.

If you represent a company and would like to support our initiative, there are several ways to do it. Or email us at [email protected] and we will come up with a joint solution.