The Future of Ukrainian Art at the Forefront of Tripolar's Final Pop-up

by SHOWstudio on 17 November 2022

The final Tripolar showcase in Paris spotlights emerging Ukrainian artists and designers from 14-19 November.

The final Tripolar showcase in Paris spotlights emerging Ukrainian artists and designers from 14-19 November.

In May of this year, the first chapter of an ambitious three-part pop-up spotlighting Ukrainian creatives took place in Paris' cultural quarter of Saint Germain. In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Tripolar set out to highlight the very best of Ukrainian craft by allowing Parisians to discover the nation's cohort of creative design talent with a physical showcase. For its grand finale, dubbed FUTUR, the Tripolar collective is giving emerging artists and designers centre stage to present visitors with utopian ideas of the future.

Vasylyna Vrublevska, Garden of Nothing, 2022

In a display of optimism for what's to come, this final curation offers a positive outlook in what can only be described as troubling times. This includes a myriad of multimedia installations from artists like Vasylyna Vrublevska who will be showcasing vibrant abstract works from her Garden of Nothing series, and textiles by artist Dasha Tsapenko created from biomaterials such as fungi. The showroom also fosters notions of hope for a more sustainable future with set design and production by Villa Eugènie opting for botanical ornamentation to envelope the space. Upcycling platform Bettter will also be promoting ideas of a more planet-positive world with its recycled and repurposed garments.


Supported by French cosmetic brand SISLEY Paris, PR agency Lucian Pages, and M/M design agency, Tripolar's goal is to continue putting Ukrainian talent at the forefront as the nation's residents continue to be displaced by the Russian invasion. Taking an optimistic stance with its grand finale is sure to not only inspire visitors to discover emerging talent, but to also take initiative and find more ways to support the country through art and fashion.

Tripolar Chapter 3: FUTUR is on now until 19 November at 21 Rue L'Universite.

Stephan Lisowski & Nadiia Shapoval, Cafe Sunrise, 2022



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