Ksenia Bilyk

Starting date02-04-2022
Ending date01-06-2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine again, artist and designer Ksenia Bilyk (UA) knew she had to leave. TransArtists from Amsterdam connected her to EKWC in Oisterwijk and suddenly she found herself working with clay. She press-moulded and embellished two 50-cm-high Urns for Ashes, which criticize a military aesthetics that glorifies violence and death. The urns refer to the Soviet Union’s WW II iconography and Empire-style ceramics. Ksenia will show the urns in Bratislava, intending to damage them and refer them to history, where they belong.