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press release

Nika Kupyrova — Yaekahngai

Opening day
March 23, 2021, 12 – 6 pm

Exhibition duration
March 24 – April 23, 2021

Measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic: The exhibition can be visited by a maximum of 5 people at a time. FFP2-mascs are mandatory.

With strategies of revisiting, multiple reiteration, and variation of one and the same topic, Nika Kupyrova appropriates everyday objects, found images and texts as well as phenomena circulating in the pop cultural field. Even though the artist always approaches her themes with a curiosity that spans across disciplines, her works can be read, above all, as sculptural and installation-based explorations into how things are set, laid, and placed in space—hence, the composition of spatial contexts. Kupyrova employs exhibition spaces as stages to draw her audience’s attention to her objects—often created by hand, yet with an industrial appearance—but also to encourage a narrative among the exhibits, between the protagonists of the play.

Nika Kupyrova (b. 1985 in Ukraine) lives and works in Vienna and Prague.