Olena Siyatovska / Everything for 0,99 / EXHIBITION WITHIN THE ARTIST RESIDENCE
Everything for 0,99
exhibition within the artist residence
8.03.2018 / 5 p.m
9 – 18.03.2018 / everyday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Centrum Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka / ul. Gen. Zaruskiego 1a
Consumerism is one of the basic values of a modern human. And how learn to see in that sacral and spiritual is the main issue for today. “ Everything for 0.99″ is a symbolic price for the things that haven’t got a fixed value, because their price moves from material to sacral category. Items which artist has found in Ustka were put up for sale on the announcement’s service with her contacts and citizens could purchase them. The frame of a commercial tent, awning fabric which is hide goods from the sun and the bad weather influence, performance with a pendulum in the city market, where artist tries to get an information about products from the energy field: all these are metaphors on the theme of “spiritual consumerism”, which is developed by the artist.Flowers, which is wrapped in daily newspapers, sends the viewer to the problematic of substituting concepts in a culture of mass consumption, emphasizing the connection between the aesthetics of the past and the present time.
Lena Siyatovska works with graphics, texts, installation and performance. Graduated from National University of Oles Honchar (Ukraine), Faculty of Philology and Art History. The artist’s interest is in the types of social relationships, consumption culture and processes of post-Soviet transformation. She is a co-founder and member of the Step’ group.