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Body and Borders.
Part 2. Culture Capital.

Sculptural installation by the duo Kulikovska-Shabo at the group students exhibition at BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden, 2014.

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Metal double-bed frame. This double-bed is stripped of its functions. The fence-screen with migration forms a bit closes this space with the bed. This empty almost-room, the walls of which are painted of expressive-painful watercolors, covered with the clippings of the hands with the money, and written with the inscriptions about war/weapon/migration is the sculpture installation by Maria Kulikovska and Jacqueline Shabo at the group exhibition «Culture Capital». This installation became an artistic attempt of the visualization of the theme of the body and its borders, which both artists explored within their common project «Body and Borders».

«Body and Borders» is a long-term project by the duo Kulikovska-Shabo, which officially began on January 11, 2014, at the moment of registration of their marriage, and which culminated in March 8, 2017. As part of the artist's collaboration, a marriage-as-performance and several exhibitions were held, and were also involved in volunteer activities in the border area in Kharkiv.

«Body and Borders» is a project about the body, perception of it on the different social, political and cultural levels, opportunities of the body in these complicated hierarchical structures. This project is about borders of the body, about destroying established rules and boundaries, about discussion on its gender, religious, sociocultural, and politically-economical roles.

«Body and Borders» is an open dialogue-manifestation of the woman's body, its status and place in the third-world countries, in zones of conflict, in military territories and in the internal territories - own - also conflict, because was a result of the external devastating cataclysms. This project is about the body of a woman, closed in the standards and harmed under pressure of stereotypes. This project is about non-negotiable questions, their consequences and addressing them.