Ukrainian Live Design brand FAINA by Victoriya Yakusha exhibiting 3 naive design objects with archetypical symbols, usage of ancient craft techniques and deep history in its essence: BANDURA vases as a 500-years old folk musical instrument, MOTANKA decor as sacred talisman of our ancestors and cave-like KOROTUN coffee table with its “carved in stone” sturdy character.
“The storytelling about contemporary living, investigated through the theme of enigmas is very near to my heart. All Ukrainian culture is imbued with riddles – we still read our past and get more and more answers. What’s the role of women in the family? Where do our thirst for soil and its power come from? Why did certain materials become fundamental in everyday life? I write the answers to these questions in the collection items – they should not be lost,” – comments Victoriya Yakusha.
Building on the success of its ‘manifesto project` from previous editions (The Visit and Club Unseen) Studiopepe once again will stage an unprecedented, surprising installation, dedicated to the topic of secret symbols and their matter “Les Arcanistes – The Future is Un / Written”.
“This time we will conduct a more in-depth and installation-related investigation into concepts such as the exploration of matter. The storytelling for our manifesto project will be the theme of symbolism and divination rituals. Always suspended between celestial mechanics and terrestrial mechanics, we all need to predict: to anticipate the experience.” – comments the authors of the installation.
Inside a large industrial space, which was used in the 1900s for the manufacturing of gold takes place an investigation into the strong interconnection between matter and the archetypal power of symbols. In collaboration with partnering companies, the studio has utilized its characteristic multidisciplinary approach and creative vision to create a journey marked by designer and bespoke pieces, new editions of historic pieces, artists’ multiples, a wunderkammer of materials, a sequence of installation spaces that open up into a vast hall which acts as a backdrop to showcase the rituality of contemporary living
Visit Les Arcanistes – The Future is Un / Written and meet our FAINA team — we look forward to walking you through the space and introducing to the latest news first-hand!
Address: Via Garofalo, 24 – 20133 Milano / 9-14 of April from 11 to 18:00 / www.lesarcanistes.com
Text: Tata Andrus