Published: 31.08.2021

“The one whose face is hidden under the veil gets a chance to disappear for a while”

K.G. Jung

Shcherbenko Art Center presents a personal project of Kharkiv artist Tetyana Malinovska “Veil”. The opening will take place on September 9. The curator of the project is Maryna Shcherbenko.

The exhibition presents paintings, graphic works and video installations. Bright, full of life and kaleidoscopic expressiveness, the world is complemented by voiceless video. Lips from pictures and monitors call for a dangerous journey into the depths of your own soul, where the mysteries of life, love and death are played out.

Voile (fr. veil, curtain) is a women’s accessory that completely or partially covers the face. The translucent fabric blurs the features and at the same time makes the hidden coveted. For the object of desire, the veil is a boundary that separates from the outside world and forces into internal marriage. To get visibility, you need to get rid of the curtain. As brides do in front of the altar.

“Veil” is about the times when people are forced to cover the lower part of the face with something like a veil. When the lips lose their routine, acquire social obscenity, lose their voice. When the desire to merge with the outside world reaches the peak of its power, but its implementation remains volatile.

Ulyana Kurganova, culturologist, art critic

Tetyana Malinovska

Was born in 1980 in Odesa. Artist, independent curator, Mother-heroine. Works in techniques of oil painting, graphics, embroidery, media art, video art. Since 2005 has been working in collaboration with the artist Artem Volokitin. Since 2007 has been a co-founder of the VM Art Studio, an art creative laboratory and an independent art space. Nominee of the festival of contemporary art NON STOP MEDIA 2008, participant of solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Lives and works in Kharkiv and Kyiv.


You can visit the exhibition from September 9 to October 9, 2021.

Mykhailivska Street, 22V, Kyiv
+38 096 801 20 41
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11:00 – 20:00

Free entrance!