With a series of monumental canvases, artist Peter Koole brings an ode to the Russian journalist Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006. The title work of the exhibition shows a Russian flag with the words 'Nothing But The Truth', this motto was guiding for Politkovskaya's life. She wrote for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. For thirty years, the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta defied the bleak press climate. Now the newspaper is suspending its activities until the end of the "special operation" in Ukraine. Since 2000, six journalists from Novaja Gazeta have been murdered. The most famous was Anna Politkovskaya. Politkovskaya wrote about, among other things, the war in Chechnya, the disappearances and torture, the corruption within the Russian army, the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers and the hostage-taking in the Dubrovka Theater (Moscow) and the school in Beslan. Her fearless reporting in which she denounced injustice cost her dearly. Many times she was threatened and arrested. An attempt to poison her failed, but on October 7, 2006, she was murdered on the sidewalk in front of her Moscow apartment.

The exhibition 'Nothing But The Truth' by Peter Koole can be seen at Brutus from Thursday 7 April to Sunday 8 May 2022. In addition to this exhibition, there is also new work by LA Raeven, an exhibition by Alexandra Phillips (US) and an installation by Atelier Van Lieshout.

Exhibition was made possible in part by CBK.