Spidertopia

Exhibition visitors viewing Spidertopia. Photo by Iuļiia Rubļevska.
Exhibition visitors viewing Spidertopia. Photo by Iuļiia Rubļevska.
Spidertopia
Grantee 
Team Spider
Focus
Cultural Identity
Exploring the Ukrainian spirit through "pavuk"

Spidertopia explores a theoretical renaissance of Ukrainian identity free from territorial invasions. Using the language of traditional “pavuk" or "spiders,” module-like elements of Ukrainian home decor which pre-dates Christianity, the project applies it to a utopian world. But within that high-tech world, we notice something strange… Spidertopia highlights a peculiar Ukrainian attitude on the verge of comedy, tragedy, and irony that has seemed to persist. It is an exercise in self-observation: times are changing, but do we change with them?

Participating Artists 
  • Ivanka Borodina
  • Bogdan Seredyak
  • Olga Vashchevska
  • Olga Synyakevych
  • Maria Proshkovska
  • Serhii Nizhynskii

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