Zenko Gallery will present an ironic female contemporary art project “Marry Me!”

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Female contemporary art project “Marry Me!”

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Tatyana Malinovskaya “The Triumph”

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Nina Murashkina “Before the Nuptials”

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Great show Merry Me!” by Ilona Silvashi, fragment

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Installation by Ganna Naduda

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Marry me!”, fragment of the exposition

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“Great show Merry Me!” by Ilona Silvashi

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Installation by Ganna Naduda

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“Take Me!” by Nina Murashkina

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“Take Me!” by Nina Murashkina, fragment

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“Ida” by Maryna Skugareva

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“Ida” by Maryna Skugareva, fragment

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“Cosmology of the third level” by Olga Selisheva

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“Cosmology of the third level” by Olga Selisheva, fragment

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“Marry Me!” by Tetyana Kolesnyk

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“Marry Me!” by Tetyana Kolesnyk

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“Marry Me!” by Tetyana Kolesnyk, fragment

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“Flash №5” by Alyona Kuznetsova

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“Flash №5” by Alyona Kuznetsova

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“Flash №5” by Alyona Kuznetsova, fragment

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“Play with me” by Alina Kopytsya

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“Play with me” by Alina Kopytsya, fragment

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Work by Alina Kopytsya

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“Transparency” by Teresa Barabash

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“Transparency” by Teresa Barabash, fragment

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“Home Exercises” by Bella Logachova

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“11:01 Red&Blue” by Hanna Moskalets

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“23:01 Red&Blue” by Hanna Moskalets

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“Andrella” from “She” series by Taya Halahan

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“Norma” from “She” series by Taya Halahan

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“Carpe diem” from “Memento mori №2” series by Masha Kulykovska

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“Carpe diem” from “Memento mori №2” series by Masha Kulykovska

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Work by Alina Fedotova

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“Love” by Olena Dombrovska

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“Twins II” by Anastasia Podervianska

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“Twins II” by Anastasia Podervianska

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“Core” by Altaluna Art Group

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“You may” by Alina Fedotova

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“From the botlle of my heart” by Anna Bekerska

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“Ebb And Flow” by Ganna Kyseleva

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“Girl and hummingbird” by Ganna Naduda

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“Mood. Crimson” from the “Mood. To Exist” triptych by Natalia Roi

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“Perfect Makeup” by Masha Shubina

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“Flowers of white lilies” by Larisa Stadnik

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“Spase Dogs” by Anastasia Loiko

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Nina Murashkina, silent performance “NO!”

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Maria Kulikovskaya, performance

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Museum of Kyiv History opens an exhibition of Ukrainian female artists

On December 8, Zenko Gallery will present an ironic female contemporary art project “Marry Me!” The opening is scheduled for 6 PM, on the third floor of Museum of Kyiv History. The exhibition lasts until January 8, 2018.

In the project, female artists mock long-standing stereotypes about the expectations men and women have from each other in relationships and contemporary life. Gender equality and social discrimination of women continue to spur discussions all over the world. These issues are directly connected with persistent gender stereotypes from both sides.

In their works, Ukrainian female artists draw attention to serious topics through their metaphoric visualization via the means of art. The exhibition will feature painting, video art, photography, sculpture, and installations.

Project participants: Alina Fedotova, Natalia Roy, Masha Shubina, Hanna Moskalets, Hanna Kyselyova, Bella Logachova, Tetyana Kolesnyk, Alina Kopytsya, Anastasia Podervyanska, Nina Murashkina, Larysa Stadnyk, Olga Selischeva, Hanna Naduda, Taya Halahan, Alyona Kuznetsova, Ilona Silvashi, Tetyana Malinovska, Anastasia Loyko, Maryna Skugareva, Masha Kulykovska, Natalya Lugovska, Teresa Barabash, Anna Bekerska, Olena Dombrovska, and AltalunaArtGroup.

Author of the idea and curator – Tetyana Malinovska, co-curator – Yulia Nuzhyna.

Project coordinator – Yana Aftanaziv.

Do the words “marry me” remain that magic and sought-after dream a contemporary woman is waiting for? What is the institution of marriage from women’s point of view? Ukrainian artists offer their vision of these relevant topics.

 

Yana Aftanaziv, project coordinator and Zenko Gallery co-founder:

The first women who made up their minds to swap skirts and dresses for pants appeared in the early 19th century. It was a brave step in civilizational progress. Since then, a lot has changed, but the discussions around gender equality in society are still ongoing.

A contemporary woman frequently faces gender stereotypes in her life, i.e., how she should look and behave or what to say. The society has changed, but the stereotypes remained a dominant category in human conscience.

In Marry Me! project, female artists speak their mind about these widespread but not always correct ideas about a woman of nowadays. Using metaphorical, sometimes hyperrealist artistic imagery, the artists visualize the grave fault of societal expectations, demonstrating it at times through intentional hyperbole and oversimplification. The very title of the project, its concept, and artworks – all of this is an integral statement, a sort of mockery over stereotypical thinking.

But such ideas are not innocent; they influence lives of many people. That is why, if we look closer, we’ll see some very significant things through smiles and irony. This is how the project draws public attention to current hot topics using art as a medium.

 

At the opening, the audience will be treated to No!, an art performance presented by artist Nina Murashkina with the participation of Ukrainian designer brand GOLETS, and to a special #marryme cocktail from Baileys.
Project partners: ArtHuss cultural initiatives foundation, Museum of Kyiv History, Baileys, GOLETS, Fabergé, 28, and Niche.

About Zenko Gallery. The gallery is a branch of Zenko Foundation. It was created in 2016 as an experimental platform enabling artistic expression for authors who haven’t yet obtained public recognition but have an original outlook and a unique technique. The gallery activities in Ukraine are directed at the search for new talents among young Ukrainian artists and curators. Another task of the gallery is to present works by Ukrainian artists at international and domestic art fairs and auctions. Zenko Gallery presents its projects exhibited in different cities of Ukraine. Apart from exhibitions, the gallery raises awareness online, publishing reports from its art projects involving both its own and international media platforms.

Working schedule of Museum of Kyiv History (7, Bohdana Khmelnytskogo street):

  • Mon – 11 AM till 4 PM (cashier’s desk till 3:15 PM).
  • Tue-Sun – 11 AM till 7 PM (cashier’s desk till 6:15 PM)

Entrance fee to the exhibition 40 UAH, discounted ticket 20 UAH.

Project participants:

Alina Fedotova

Natalia Roy

Masha Shubina

Hanna Moskalets

Hanna Kyselyova

Bella Logachova

Tetyana Kolesnyk

Alina Kopytsya

Anastasia Podervyanska

Nina Murashkina

Larysa Stadnyk

Olga Selischeva

Hanna Naduda

Taya Halahan

Alyona Kuznetsova

Ilona Silvashi

Tetyana Malinovska

Anastasia Loyko

Maryna Skugareva

Masha Kulykovska

Natalya Lugovska

Teresa Barabash

Anna Bekerska

Olena Dombrovska

AltalunaArtGroup

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