On the first of September, the Venice Open20 launched its twentieth annual exhibition with such stars of the art world as Yoko Ono, Orlan, Phil Akashi, and Luigi Ontani. This year two works by the young and ambitious artist Yana Rusnak represent Ukraine – three meter acrylic canvases entitled Ovals. The project’s curator is Tamara Li who recently led the artist’s project in Lebanon.
The oval (from the Latin for egg) is the symbol of primordial Chaos, the unexplained embryo of the Universe. The creator egg from which emerged heaven and earth, water and fire, mountains and valleys.
The oval is a symbol of life, the fullness of creation, harmonization of one’s own world, one’s personal space, the search for communication with the cosmos, one’s planetary mission. “The Golden Embryo” of hhe cosmic egg is the inexhaustible dynamism of life in nature. The verticality of the oval represents the pursuit of perfection.
The colour is bright sunshine yellow. The sound is warm and full, perhaps even heavy, like a smudge from a big paintbrush. The jury members were the exhibition’s founder and curator Paolo de Grandis, the internationally known curator Chang Hong Zung, the French artist Orlan, Mara Rumiz. Open20 is on from the 1st of September to the 1st of October 2017, at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice. The artist has already made a big impression at ArtMonaco, the Istanbul Contemporary, Beirut Art Week and Miami Scope.