The exhibition of Yulia Danilevskaya is dedicated to what happens both outside the windows of the Ukrainians' dwellings and inside them, in their apartments. And if in many of the flats have already been made European renovation, European renovation in the heads is just beginning. There are important political events "outside the window" (or it only seems that they are happening), a revolution, a war, but inside apartments - everything is the same as a hundred years ago - everyday life, lack of freedom, domestic violence, dictatorship, borsch and ficuses.
This explains the choice of materials from which the work of Julia Danilevskaya is made - tile and ubiquitous drywall as a passepartout. It turns out that our life is separated from the big political narrative by ordinary drywall, plywood, through which everything is audible, but there is nothing to be seen. We hear the orgasmic oligarchs and their minions /she-minions, and we understand that the simple people here are assigned only the role of service staff and law-abiding taxpayers.
The "missing view" is the criticism of a gender unequal society, which our country continues to remain, despite serious political changes.
The works of Julia Danilevskaya are based on gender analysis of Ukrainian reality. Gender analysis is a special view on society, it is its criticism, focused on the different access of women and men to these or other benefits and resources. The "missing view" is the criticism of a gender unequal society, which our country continues to remain, despite serious political changes. Despite the fact that both ukrainian men and ukrainian women are perishing in our country, women's lives and women's deaths remain in the shadows, along "that" side of the drywall.
Photo by Yuliia Manukian