Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev
are Ukranian porcelain artists
who create monsters
. The magic is how they're painted-sometimes with shapes
, sometimes with organic patterns
, sometimes with a scene
, and sometimes containing a whole story.
Sleeping Beauty performance art exhibit in Ukraine.
Young women are taking turns "sleeping" at the National Art Museum in Kiev and will not "wake" until a (male) museum patron kisses one of them. There's a catch, though: If he kisses one of them, they have to get married. There's video
. And here's the artist's page
The largely forgotten holocaust
of the Ukrainian people began when Stalin imposed collectivism upon the farms, sealing state borders & refusing any seed grain until ficticious and unattainable production goals were met. The Ukrainian upper class were executed, the peasantry left to starve to death. In all, seven million people died, one out of every four citizens. At this Ukranian art site, a collection of stamps
commemorating the event & a gallery of "genocide art"
continue to speak for the dead.
Balance of Contradictions
and Flawless Imperfection (caution: slow-loading images in the latter)
, two galleries of Ukrainian surrealist Sergey Poyarkov, whose name I stumbled across via this amusingly Ukraine-centric map