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Yanka Smetanina / Янка Сметанина: “Платье свободы” // открытие выставки + перформанс

by Dana Bondarenko
06/02/22

PANDA Platforma
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Yanka Smetanina’s exhibition “Dress of Freedom” will open at 7 p.m. on February 6. On this day only, the exhibition is accompanied by a performance.
The title painting is called “The Bride”. The rest of the works are consistent with it. On the one hand, the message of “The Bride” is very simple – a man sitting in a dress that is considered feminine. But this is not a right thinking.
The artist insists that the dress is not feminine. It is neither masculine nor feminine, Yanka argues, it is neutral when a different essence comes into play. Gender differences and their inherent social manifestations make little sense when it comes to true freedom, which is what is beautiful. What matters is the choice that one makes, relying on and appropriating things that satisfy the categories of freedom.
Freedom for the artist is the main reference point. And the sacrifice made for the glory of freedom is priceless. It signals the unity of liberation, will and beauty. This is what is beautiful!
Curator: Nikolai Ivanov

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