The Red Carpet Preview: Stanislava Pinchuk

When: 7 - 8 March
Where: Sydney Opera House Lounge, Bennelong Point, Sydney
How much: Various ticket prices - see website for details
More info: All About Women Festival website

“The artwork acts as a metaphorical red carpet for the Sydney Opera House – acknowledging the history and labour of women’s domestic interiors as the art historical foundation leading to the existence of modernist ‘starchitecture’ – such as Utzon’s Opera House.”

Antidote Projects has unveiled a major new body of work by Ukrainian-Australian artist Stanislava Pinchuk (aka Miso) previewing this weekend with a large-scale photograph commissioned by Sydney Opera House’s All About Women Festival.

Developed over two years, The Red Carpet is a document of an architectural intervention and performance work, featuring a Ukrainian Bessarabian rug transposed onto the Monumental Steps of the Sydney Opera House. The work explores and unpacks the complicated history of women’s work, domesticity and labour with textile practices and conflict zones throughout history. Stanislava will discuss the work in more depth at a talk titled ‘The Thread of War’ hosted by Dee Jefferson (Arts Editor of ABC Digital). More info on the talk here.

The full suite of works from The Red Carpet will be shown at Stanislava Pinchuk’s forthcoming early career retrospective at Heide Museum of Modern Art from June 27-October 11 in Melbourne.

[Image: Stanislava Pinchuk, The Red Carpet (II), courtesy of the artist and Antidote Projects]