Exhibition Opening at the Vaasa City Art Gallery 19.8.

You’ve Changed

Jennifer Lipkin & Svetlana Bogatcheva + Jan Lehmus & NAOWAO

Welcome to the exhibition opening at the Vaasa City Art Gallery, Friday the 19th of August 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A time that has reshaped the world, divided us and simultaneously forced us to return to the essential:

The exhibition “You’ve Changed” examines creation in a world of change. It seeks to remind us of the transformative power of art, and its ability to serve as a source of enthusiasm, stability, purpose, and belief in the future.

The exhibition stems from the conversations the artists Svetlana Bogatcheva and Jennifer Lipkin had during the pandemic, spring of 2021. The artists shared experiences of empowerment, despair, immobilization, digital togetherness and a longing for connection to others and the outside world. Materiality, color and a dedication to the creative process became a source of comfort for both artists during these trying times.

Bogatcheva and Lipkin serve as artist-curators of the exhibition. With the aim of creating a complete narrative they have combined personal and collaborative works, as well as pieces created from a place of dialog with the invited artists Jan Lehmus and Nao Wao.

The exhibition works are multifaceted in the broadest sense of the word. With immersive digital and audio works, experimental sculptures and abstract paintings, Bogatcheva and Lipkin invite the audience to multisensory moments.

For more information: www.youvechanged.net