Organizing Institution: Visual Research Support Foundation
Venue: Spiazzi, Castello 3865
Zinaida’s artwork Without Women is about the purity of sheep-breeders’ life in nature and the transformation of male energy. From childhood until they are too old, men in Carpathian villages leave their dwellings to go to the mountains for five months. Among the abundance of sheep and cows they process milk into butter and cheese. In this act of sublimation, which completely unveils male roles, masculinity is renewed to the point of purity. In their solitary environment, men can fully and vividly express and renew their masculine nature. Much like monks, these men live in the bosom of nature alone and without women. The artwork consists of three videos and an installation, The Milk of Life.
Zinaida, Without Women, 2017. 24×32cm. Photo Zinaida Kubar