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July 2024

Open Call for Ukrainian Artists: “Artist of the Week”

We are excited to announce our “Artist of the Week” project, a unique opportunity for Ukrainian artists (currently based in Austria or Ukraine) of all artistic fields to showcase their work on the social media channels of our platform.

Each week, we will feature one artist on Instagram to share their creative vision with a wider audience.

Please submit your CV/ short bio and the content you would like to present (e.g. high quality images of your work, videos or any other formats that best represent your art and are suitable for social media).

Type of Instagram Video Size and Dimensions Video Format

Instagram Video 1080 x 1350p MP4, MOV, GIF

Instagram Story 1080 x 1920p MP4, MOV, GIF

Instagram Reel 1080 x 1920p MP4, MOV, GIF

Instagram Carousel Video 1080 x 1920p MP4, MOV, GIF

Instagram Photos                 1080x1080p                    JPEG

Along with the answers to the following questions:

  • What’s your Discipline? And how has your artistic practice changed since you came to Austria?

  • Where are you From? / Where are you currently based?

  • From your perspective, what is the difference between Austrian and Ukrainian art scene?

  • What are you working on now?

  • Please no longer than 1500 signs altogether.

* Participants will then be selected by Office Ukraine team.

We look forward to sharing your artistic journey with our audiences!

Submit your materials to the Google form.

Applications are reviewed weekly, if you’re not selected for the nearest week – don’t worry, you’ll be put into a posting schedule and featured within the upcoming weeks.

Office Ukraine can shorten or edit your texts if needed, but you will be contacted additionally about it.

June 2024

Cooking together at Odesa memories exhibition

26.06, 17:00, Viktor Adler Markt 129

 

Wednesday Tanya Shtykalo and Vera Mantjuk will cook for you typical Odesa’s style mezze (starters): aubergine caviar, tomatoes with cheese, fried fish – Black sea sprat and others. Come by at 17:00 to taste it together!

Office Ukraine was invited at Stand129 to showcase works of two artists.
Tanya Shtykalo works with sculptures and shows some works that combine traditional Ukrainian embroidery in an unexpected way.
Vera Mantjuk is a photographer and will show the city of her childhood from a new angle.
Both of them came to Vienna from Odesa and will speak about beloved city in their works.

Looking forward seeing you on Wednesday 26.06, 17:00, Viktor Adler markt 129

Sleeping Dogs & Exactly As Imagined

Guided Tour of the exhibitions and Get Together at Klima Biennale & brut

Jun 5, 2024 at 5 pm

𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞 is happy to invite you to our next Get Together meeting that will take place on 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟓, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟓 𝐩𝐦 at two exhibitions by the Department of Site-Specific Art / University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The Get Together network meeting will take place in the course of the exhibitions Sleeping Dogs and Exactly As Imagined by the Department of Site-Specific Art of the University of Applied Arts Vienna at the Klima Biennale Festivalareal Nordwestbahnhof and at brut nordwest in cooperation with Klima Biennale.

Teachers and students from the Site-Specific Art department will guide you through their project and discuss the collaboration with Klima Biennale and brut:

Sleeping Dogs
“What if the proverbial dogs went on strike by not waking up from their sleep? The labour power of non-human animals is exploited in many ways in contemporary bio capitalism, mostly without it being understood as work. This concerns not only their actual productive power, but also the reproductive abilities of (female) animals: Animals become meat, milk becomes food. Non-human animals also often contribute to shaping the environment without this being perceived as labor. The cultural and material logistics established by humans have been producing and utilizing animal life as a form of capital for centuries.
The works presented in this exhibition by graduates of the Department of Site-Specific Art (University of Applied Arts) are dedicated to this unequal division of labour between human and non-human animals. It introduces the motif of sleep as a subversive strategy. Sleep can appear in many different guises: Rest, hibernation, breeding phase. The works shown here thus pose the question of the extent to which animals and humans can resist these forms of exploitation by consciously taking breaks. However, they also address the fact that it may be too late to wake the dogs: that human trust in the regenerative processes of nature is disproportionate to the consequences of systematic destruction.”

Artists: Ivana Lazić, Ana Likar, Raphael Reichl and Ursula Gaisbauer in collaboration with Marie Janssen and Anna Brock, David Fedders, Marie Filippovits, Lena Heinschink, Laura Josic, Tutku Kocabas, Flores Paul, Yevhenia Pavlova, Michelle Schäfer, Anastasiia Verzun, Lin Wolf, Ida Zahradnik
Curator: Marlies Pöschl

Exactly As Imagined 
“We – a temporary collective of art students, artists, and cultural workers – explore the art exhibition as a place of collective articulation of difference(s) and resistance as well as a place of interconnectedness and interdependence within and without. Exactly As Imagined is the result of a process rather than working towards a curated outcome. It is a collective proposal that includes an intervention in public space, an exhibition, and ongoing care work.”

Participants: Lin Wolf / Ella Texaco & Florin Falloni / Evgeny Tantsurin / Maryam Shahidifar / Felix Schwentner / Artur Schernthaner-Lourdesamy / Camilla Ruh / Judith Raupp / Yevheniia Pavlova / Laura Sofia Oyuela Flores / Veronika Nikiforova / Arina Nekliudova / Paula Mudri / Konstantin Leitner / Laura Ana Josic / Anne Faucheret / Gala Alica

April 2024

In the Eye of the Storm

Guided tour of the exhibition and Get Together at Lower Belvedere

April 24, 2024, at 4 to 6 pm

The Get Together network meeting will take place in the course of the exhibition “In the Eye of the Storm. Modernism in Ukraine” of the Belvedere. This comprehensive exhibition is the first presentation outside Ukraine to explore the development of modern art in the cultural centers of Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv during the first half of the 20th century. Modernism in Ukraine is revealed to be both international and avant-garde. From Jugendstil to Constructivism, the exhibition tells the history of cultural identity in Ukraine. All these developments were brutally halted by Stalinist repression in the 1930s. 
More Information: https://www.belvedere.at/en/eye-storm 
At this Get Together, a cooperation of Office Ukraine and Belvedere, the visitors to the event  will have free admission to the exhibition.

After a free guided tour in Ukrainian as well as in English language (approx. 60 min), there will be time for informal discussions over drinks and snacks with the team of the Belvedere.

In the Eye of the Storm. Modernism in Ukraine
Lower Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
Duration of the exhibition: until June 2, 2024