Monographic publication on Ukrainian-born artist Anastasiya Yarovenko, the joint recipient of the 2015 Kunsthalle Wien Prize, whose work is concerned with the body's relationship to societal structures, behaviors, and space.
In her installation Mimicry at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, the Ukrainian-born artist assembled a selection of objects that don't represent any definitive state but that possess the potential to interact with the viewer or surroundings. These objects consist of collapsible and modular furniture-like elements, as well as seemingly nonfunctional sculptures made of light materials. All of these objects fit together into a single portable case, thus signaling mobility and transitory states. For Yarovenko, the fundamental meaning of “space” is in its potential to reproduce and connect various aspects of reality.
following the exhibition “Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2015,” Kunsthalle Wien, from November 27, 2015, to January 17, 2016.
Anastasiya Yarovenko (born 1983 in Tula, Russia, lives and works in Vienna, Austria) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Silke Otto-Knapp and Henning Bohl. In 2015 she was a participant in the School of Kyiv Biennale 2015 and the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.