A művészi körökben Olek vagy Crocheted Olek néven ismert Agata Oleksiak lengyel szobrász és utcai művész régi vágásúnak tűnő horgolási technikáit arra használja, hogy visszaadja a mindennapi élet eseményeit, gyakran politikai és kulturális problémáit.
A legutóbbi alkalom sem volt kivétel ez alól. Olek menekült szíriai és ukrán nők segítségével horgolt körbe egy kétemeletes házat. A finnországi Keravában található százéves épületet az 1939-40-es téli háborúban lebombázták és most már a remény jelképévé vált.
A rózsaszín ház, a mi rózsaszín házunk a fényes, reményekkel teli jövő szimbóluma, a közösség szimbóluma
– írta Instagram-oldalán Olek.
To those who are confused. Yes, we crocheted TWO houses!! First one in #Avesta #Sweden ( pic here) and another one in #Kerava #Finland #ourpinkhouse We live in challenging times, a changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters. But I like to think that it’s also a world filled with love. Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself. It’s about us coming together as a community. It’s about helping each other. In the small Swedish community of Avesta we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together. People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible. Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and @redheartyarns generously donated the materials. And of course, most importantly, many women joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality. When I first came to Avesta to install a work of art at the Verket museum, I had originally intended to recreate a traditional home. And I did. However, when the Syrian and Ukrainian refugees who helped me install my piece started telling me the candid stories of their recent experiences and horrors of their home countries, I decided to blow up my crocheted house to illustrate the current unfortunate situation worldwide where hundred of thousands of people are displaced. After I exploded the house I wanted to create a positive ending for them as a symbol of a brighter future for all people, especially the ones who have been displaced against their own wills. Women have the ability to recreate themselves. No matter how low life might bring us, we can get back on our feet and start anew. We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes. In 2015 over 21 million people lost their homes due to war and conflicts in their native countries. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope. Everybody should have a home #olek
olek (@oleknyc) által közzétett fénykép, 2016. Szept 1., 03:49 PDT
olek (@oleknyc) által közzétett fénykép, 2016. Aug 29., 07:48 PDT
women can build houses, women can make homes. #ourpinkhouse Nr 2 #Finland Originally, this building, built in the early 1900s, was the home of Karl Jacob Svensk (1883-1968). During the Winter War 1939-1940, the family fled to evade bombs falling into the yard, but they didn’t have to move out permanently. In 2015, more than 21 million people were forced to leave their homes in order to flee from conflicts. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol us coming together as a community. I’m very proud of all ladies who joined me in this journey. Thank you for your hard work. #Olek @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka
olek (@oleknyc) által közzétett fénykép, 2016. Aug 25., 07:47 PDT
#teamolek is growing. Sending love to all wonderful ladies involved in this project. It was very inspiring to hear your stories. Thank you @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka for organizing this for me #ourpinkhouse #kerava #finland
olek (@oleknyc) által közzétett fénykép, 2016. Aug 31., 08:27 PDT
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