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23.01.2018

Victor Pinchuk Foundation Presents Works by the Ukrainian Artist Anna Zvyagintseva in the Ukraine House Davos

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation presents works by Anna Zvyagintseva at the Ukraine House Davos during the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the first time when the Ukrainian contemporary art is demonstrated on occasion of WEF with the aim to highlight the vibrant, energetic European country and society that is Ukraine and to showcase Ukraine to global leaders from business, politics and civil society.

Anna Zvyagintseva is the young Ukrainian artist, the winner of the special prize and public choice of the nationwide PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2015. Her works presented in Ukraine House are directly connected to important topics and challenges Ukraine is facing today.

“Paths” consists of a series of drawings and a small video tracing the interrupted line of walking on different paths. The drawing suggests a pattern of searching and a movement forward. The goal of the movement remains a mystery. But very much like Ukraine today, the movement and the systematic search for a way forward (or home) is essential. The works suggests this not as a singular line or through clear directions but rather offers a multitude of ways which each in their own right, offer different possibilities and opportunities.

In the series of “Order of Things” work Zvyagintseva has investigated Ukrainian traditions and values with a keen sense of subjects close to women. Her interest in the line of a pencil, it’s simplicity and yet its limitless capacity of suggestion has resulted in a nearly endless amount of small scale drawings depicting daily life of women in Ukraine. The series “Order of Things”, transforms some of those drawings into incomplete, monumental wall works made from bar reinforcements and metal wire. While transforming the pencil line into a hard industrial building material, Zvyagintseva accentuates the industrial transformation of Ukraine resulting in loss of its traditions but offering a capacity of change.

Ukraine House operates January 22-26, 2018 in Davos and is organized by the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) in partnership with Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).

Official website: ukrainehousedavos.uvca.eu

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