Woven Network – Opening of the digital art exhibition

12 – 19 December 2020

The international digital art-residency “Woven network” is running to the final stage. We proudly announce the opening of the final exhibition from 12 to 19 of December. During the opening week, we will present the works of 7 artists from 5 European countries across 3 time zones, gradually filling in the virtual exhibition space.

The idea of Woven Network was responding to the challenges of global pandemic with creating the safe space of support, solidarity, and collaboration for female artists in Ukraine and Europe. During 5 months female artists from Ukraine and Western Europe have been exploring the themes of invisible roles of women during the crisis and reinventing the hierarchic digital web to a real horizontal network.

Maria Pronina (Donetsk-Mariupol), Alisa Oleva (London), Olia Fedorova (Kharkiv), Oksana Kazmina (Kyiv), Alice Máselníková (Stokholm), ts Beall (Govan), and Iwona Zajac (Gdańsk), have explored and reevaluated new opportunities for artistic expression and cross-border collaboration, using digital tools, materials, and the practice of distanced cooperation.

Getting to know each other only digitally, the artists communicated through online Woven sessions (http://wovenart.works/sessions) and shared one Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/wovennetwork/). They’ve been weaving the network of invisible cross-border connections to reflect on different aspects of pandemic influence on women, and soon we will introduce the results.

On December 12th we announce the start and will have a zoom celebration with everyone invited. During the next week, from 12 to 19, every day we will publish 2 artworks of residents in our virtual gallery on the website http://wovenart.works.

On 19th, when all the works will be mounted in our exhibition space, we will have another celebration event of the residency finale.

Please, join us in this journey and help us weave the network.

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The Woven network residency has become possible due to support of European Union through House of Europe program.