Exactly about Women’s Texts: Feminist Art through the East

Casa del Reloj

Through the 25th – 29th OCTOBER, 10:00 – 20:00

Into the framework associated with the Kyiv Overseas – Kyiv Biennial 2017

Considering that the revolution that is first 2004 modern art in Ukraine is actually socially and politically involved. After Maidan revolution (2013) now using the war, art earnestly responds to terrible social experiences. The concerns of females and migrants legal rights, in specific, are exacerbated. Together with her exhibition curated for TRANSEUROPA, Oksana Briukhovetska will contextualize feminist and gender dilemmas when you look at the art industry and society as a whole, supplying a relative viewpoint on the existing Ukrainian situation along with other post-Soviet and Eastern countries in europe. The exhibition “Women’s Texts” is an accumulation of functions by music artists from Ukraine, Poland, Czechia and Russia, whom utilize different mediums and a feminist optic to represent various dilemmas impacting feamales in post-soviet/post- socialist countries.

Almost all of the works had been developed in the last few years and exhibited at the artistic Culture Research Centre (Kyiv, Ukraine) as an element of a trilogy of feminist exhibitions: “Motherhood” (2015), “What in me personally is Feminine? ” (2015) and “TEXTUS. Embroidery, textile, feminism” (2017). These exhibitions offered women artists a platform for expression and a setting for public discussion of social issues and women’s experiences as women in the contemporary art world are usually in less privileged positions.

One of several important dilemmas raised ended up being the situation that is economic of and women’s work.

The Ukrainian-Russian cooperative “Shvemy” exposes with its performance just how western brands utilize servant labour in developing nations to sew clothing that is cheap. Sofia Vremennaya examines in her work the labour migration of Ukrainian ladies. Aleka Polis of Poland makes use of the image of a lady cleaner as compared to a figure of protest that becomes a metaphor for reduction and fight.

The event additionally touches regarding the themes of motherhood and unpaid work that is domestic which in post-soviet nations is shouldered primarily by females. In her performance -installation Ukrainian artist Valentyna Petrova papers the space between wide range and poverty. Anna Sorokovaya’s item provides understanding of a questionnaire of women’s craft that is military is now typical recently using the beginning of the war in Ukraine, now with its 4th year.

A few of the works are reflections on femininity and masculinity, ideas which are becoming delicate and changing because of contemporary crises. One of many exhibitions when you look at the trilogy was committed solely to embroidery and textile, which occupy a unique spot silver singles login among the various mediums. Labelled as “female” strategies, they carry subversive emancipative potential: in the place of their conventional attractive function, they have been utilized to produce and read “Women’s Texts”. Feminist art redefines them by subversively stripping away conservative connotations.


Oksana Briukhovetska. Ukraine

Ksenia Gnylytska. Ukraine

Alina Iakubenko. Ukraine

Alina Kleitman. Ukraine

Valentyna Petrova. Ukraine

Aleka Polis. Poland

Sewing“Shvemy” that is cooperative. Ukraine-Russia

Anna Sorokovaya. Ukraine

Iryna Stasiuk. Ukraine

Sofia Vremennaya. Czechia

Anna Zviagintseva. Ukraine

Curator Oksana Briukhovetska. This woman is a curator and artist at artistic community analysis Center. Graduate regarding the nationwide Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv.