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“Isn’t it odd that once upon a time in Europe a woman could be killed for making potions from the plants ...
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“Isn’t it odd that once upon a time in Europe a woman could be killed for making potions from the plants around her. Isn’t it insane that once upon a time wise women were burnt or drowned for helping birth babies, knowing their herbs, gathering in groups of more than two, being outside alone, ... “Isn’t it odd that once upon a time in Europe a woman could be killed for making potions from the plants around her.
Isn’t it insane that once upon a time wise women were burnt or drowned for helping birth babies, knowing their herbs, gathering in groups of more than two, being outside alone, being strong, being beautiful, being ugly, being different, being sexual, being non sexual or touching a nettle, smelling a rose or drinking wild teas.
Isn’t it madness that a woman who knew her body, her mind and her heart was cast aside as evil, as a sinner and her life taken away.
Women! Do not let the ancestral memory of this that is held in your make up, in your bones and blood hold you back. Rise dear sweet sisters, rise so that our daughters and daughters daughters don’t have to wonder when we lost our tongues and denied our hearts.
Grow a new tongue, invite the wolf in, awaken the witch and dance under the moon.
Embrace your heart, your womb, your gut and your wisdom.
Roar dear sister, break the silence and take back your power so the young ones won’t have to.”
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Happy holidays!!! This is brilliant #Repost @feministabulous ・・・ Male apologies are trending but there's one person we haven't heard from. Since he forgot to apologize, we went ahead and did it for him. Here is our very special present from all of us at @dividedstatesofwomen! (bless ... Happy holidays!!! This is brilliant
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Male apologies are trending but there's one person we haven't heard from. Since he forgot to apologize, we went ahead and did it for him. Here is our very special present from all of us at @dividedstatesofwomen! (bless @morabitocm for going through all these clips and @jaccquiechan for editing magic).
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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” #AnatoleFrance Check @animalonearth for daily dose of #feelingood posts ・・・ Beautiful reminder of how we should treat all animals #animalonearth “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
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Beautiful reminder of how we should treat all animals 💞
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A legend came to my studio and we had such an amazing time chatting about pretty much everything. ...
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A legend came to my studio and we had such an amazing time chatting about pretty much everything. Thank you again for teaching me a few things ... then and now 🤓 #followyourgut #youcannotownmagic A legend came to my studio and we had such an amazing time chatting about pretty much everything. Thank you again for teaching me a few things ... then and now 🤓🙏 #followyourgut #youcannotownmagic 🙏🔮💥
Throwback to the beginning of this intense year! One of the pink #crocheted suits from #womenmarch ...
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Throwback to the beginning of this intense year! One of the pink #crocheted suits from #womenmarch found a new home in @nyhistory museum’s permanent collection! The exhibition will open on January 13th. Participating in this march was one of the best decision I could make. I was honored ... Throwback to the beginning of this intense year! One of the pink #crocheted suits from #womenmarch found a new home in @nyhistory museum’s permanent collection! The exhibition will open on January 13th. Participating in this march was one of the best decision I could make. I was honored to have @marthacoopergram by my side whose photography will be exhibited as well in the #oldestmuseuminnyc 🙏🙏🙏 #becausehistorymatters 📷 by me and the last 4 by 💖 #marthacooper 🙏 #teamolek #olek #thefutureisfemale #verygrateful #veryhappy
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I found this classic 1971 #MagdalenaABAKANOWICZ piece at @designmiami. Personally I think it ...
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I found this classic 1971 #MagdalenaABAKANOWICZ piece at @designmiami. Personally I think it was really misplaced as it belongs to @artbasel. #abakanowicz has been a huge influence in my life. I was actually named Olek by my professor who said to me: Your name cannot sound like abracadabra. ... I found this classic 1971 #MagdalenaABAKANOWICZ piece at @designmiami. Personally I think it was really misplaced as it belongs to @artbasel. #abakanowicz has been a huge influence in my life. I was actually named Olek by my professor who said to me: Your name cannot sound like abracadabra. Abra.. what I replied. You know the Polish artist... I said oh Abakanowicz. And then he cut my last name in half.
This piece titled: Abakan Orange – Cercle Orange is a real classic 💎 and a great investment. Unfortunately Magdalena just passed away and I think she will be celebrated even more now.
Woven sisal sculpture from the Abakan Series, signed titled and dated with label on verso
Circa 1971

Dimensions: 60” H x 71” W (150 cm diameter)

#lebretongallery #polishartist #fiberartist #legend #womeninthearts #buymethispieceandillmerryyou
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Want some positive news today? My All Time fav #NinaSimone got into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame! ...
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Want some positive news today? My All Time fav #NinaSimone got into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame! My Raleigh group is extremely happy. We did something amazing xxx #raleighpublicart #publicart #urbanart #teamolek #olek #loveacrosstheusa @loveacrosstheusa made with @redheartyarns ... Want some positive news today? My All Time fav #NinaSimone got into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame! My Raleigh group is extremely happy. We did something amazing xxx #raleighpublicart #publicart #urbanart #teamolek #olek #loveacrosstheusa @loveacrosstheusa made with @redheartyarns #redheartyarns #woman4woman #yarningwarriors @rockhall
Congrats to you all! #keepgoing ❤️❤️❤️ 📷 #teresamoore
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Wish You all a magical week! Cat with its own home from last week exhibition with @coreyhelfordgallery ...
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Wish You all a magical week! Cat with its own home from last week exhibition with @coreyhelfordgallery #JuxtapozClubhouse #abmb2017 #olek Wish You all a magical week! Cat with its own home from last week exhibition with @coreyhelfordgallery #JuxtapozClubhouse #abmb2017 #olek
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 #dickplant I made this piece while listening to #samharris podcast about #climatechange #allthedickswhodontbelieve ...
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#dickplant I made this piece while listening to #samharris podcast about #climatechange #allthedickswhodontbelieve @coreyhelfordgallery #JuxtapozClubhouse #olek #crochet #sculpture #dickplant
I made this piece while listening to #samharris podcast about #climatechange #allthedickswhodontbelieve @coreyhelfordgallery #JuxtapozClubhouse #olek #crochet #sculpture
Thank you @raptographer for this beautiful portrait of me #JuxtapozClubhouse #abmb2017 #olek
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Thank you @raptographer for this beautiful portrait of me #JuxtapozClubhouse #abmb2017 #olek Thank you @raptographer for this beautiful portrait of me #JuxtapozClubhouse #abmb2017 #olek
Untitled ( #itcanbewhateveryouwantittobe ) on view at @juxtapozmag club house til Sunday evening. ...
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Untitled ( #itcanbewhateveryouwantittobe ) on view at @juxtapozmag club house til Sunday evening. #itcanbeyours #JuxtapozClubhouse #olek for @coreyhelfordgallery #abmb2017 #crochet #blacklight by @birdmanphotos Untitled ( #itcanbewhateveryouwantittobe ) on view at @juxtapozmag club house til Sunday evening. #itcanbeyours #JuxtapozClubhouse #olek for @coreyhelfordgallery #abmb2017 #crochet #blacklight 📷 by @birdmanphotos 🙏🙏🙏
One of the impossible pieces to document so let me share the video by lovely @adam_wallacavage ・・・repost @oleknyc epic spider at the @juxtapozmag #juxtapozclubhouse up til Sunday in downtown Miami! One of the impossible pieces to document so let me share the video by lovely @adam_wallacavage
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@oleknyc epic spider at the @juxtapozmag #juxtapozclubhouse up til Sunday in downtown Miami!
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See you in Miami!!!
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See you in Miami!!! See you in Miami!!!
<span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span> #CarolineGustafsson curator and #KennethLinder curator & director of @avestaart museum in ...
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#CarolineGustafsson curator and #KennethLinder curator & director of @avestaart museum in #Sweden. They are really a dream team! I was allowed to create what I wanted and even exploded my work inside of the museum, wrapped a historic buiding in pink crochet ... and the story continues ... 💖 #CarolineGustafsson curator and #KennethLinder curator & director of @avestaart museum in #Sweden. They are really a dream team! I was allowed to create what I wanted and even exploded my work inside of the museum, wrapped a historic buiding in pink crochet ... and the story continues 💥💥💥They keep encouraging me to go deeper into my work and support me by acquiring sculptures like this ☎️ in this pic. #directlinetomyheart ❤️❤️💖💖💥💥 #avestaart #avesta #olek #museumcollection
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Today is #mate national day in Argentina. But let’s be honest every day should be a #nationalmatedrink. ...
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Today is #mate national day in Argentina. But let’s be honest every day should be a #nationalmatedrink. This picture from a couple of days ago when powering through. I really like working intensively for a very long hrs, day and night. Creating new work makes me always very happy but often ... Today is #mate national day in Argentina. But let’s be honest every day should be a #nationalmatedrink. This picture from a couple of days ago when powering through. I really like working intensively for a very long hrs, day and night. Creating new work makes me always very happy but often our body cannot handle what mind wants. Mate has been a great companion for a couple of years now. I totally recommend it as a replacement for the unhealthy energy drinks. #benefitsofArgentinianlover
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 #likepolska National Independence Day *** Narodowe Święto Niepodległości *** images document ...
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#likepolska National Independence Day *** Narodowe Święto Niepodległości *** images document some of my favorite interventions in #Poland 🇵🇱 I wish you all a peaceful day. It’s time for a partnership and get the country back on track #1111 - the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's ... #likepolska National Independence Day *** Narodowe Święto Niepodległości *** images document some of my favorite interventions in #Poland 🇵🇱 I wish you all a peaceful day. It’s time for a partnership and get the country back on track 🙏 #1111 - the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after 123 years of partition by the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia and the Habsburg Empire. #historylesson #youngcountry
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 #likepolska today we are celebrating National Independence Day (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości). ...
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#likepolska today we are celebrating National Independence Day (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości). *** November 11th - the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after 123 years of partition by the Russian Empire, the Kingdom ... #likepolska today we are celebrating National Independence Day (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości). ***
November 11th - the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after 123 years of partition by the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia and the Habsburg Empire.
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Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.
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VOTE!!! Since today is a voting day, let’s keep going with the flow and give this lady a hand! #Repost @rockhall ・・・ First time Nominee #NinaSimone sang what it meant to be young, gifted and black in a sometimes unjust and troubled world. Her unapologetic rage and accusatory voice named ... VOTE!!! Since today is a voting day, let’s keep going with the flow and give this lady a hand! #Repost @rockhall
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First time Nominee #NinaSimone sang what it meant to be young, gifted and black in a sometimes unjust and troubled world. Her unapologetic rage and accusatory voice named names and took no prisoners in the African-American struggle for equality in the early 1960s. Vote for Simone in the #RockHall2018 @klipschaudio
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** #gooddayandgoodnight ** Great pic @nicklasvincent thank you <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span> ・・・ Virkad #Visent #avesta
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** #gooddayandgoodnight ** Great pic @nicklasvincent thank you ・・・ Virkad #Visent #avesta ** #gooddayandgoodnight ** Great pic @nicklasvincent thank you 🙏🙏🙏
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It has been a year since we made this piece. It has been a year since we were crushed by hate. We lost ...
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It has been a year since we made this piece. It has been a year since we were crushed by hate. We lost a battle but we are going to win this war. #firedupreadytogo Thank you #teamolek xx by various People including Stan and #penneastburn from @manaurbanartsprojects It has been a year since we made this piece. It has been a year since we were crushed by hate. We lost a battle but we are going to win this war. #firedupreadytogo Thank you #teamolek xx 📷 by various People including Stan and #penneastburn from @manaurbanartsprojects
Thank you everyone who joined me for the opening of @magiccitylife in #stockholm. Special thanks ...
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Thank you everyone who joined me for the opening of @magiccitylife in #stockholm. Special thanks to @polskainstitutet for its support. I was very happy when @mrchristophscholz asked me to add my Film #intheblinkofaneye and documentation of the installation in the @avestaart to the exhibition. ... Thank you everyone who joined me for the opening of @magiccitylife in #stockholm. Special thanks to @polskainstitutet for its support. I was very happy when @mrchristophscholz asked me to add my Film #intheblinkofaneye and documentation of the installation in the @avestaart to the exhibition. To me, this work is one of the most important pieces I’ve done to this date. I know this work moves even the coldest heart. I hope to bring it to American audiences. Thank you #MichaelSchmidt for the images. Warm hugs to @kassassarah (in this pic with me) who in the age of 19 was forced to have this dangerous trip from Syria to Sweden. She is one of those people who keep inspiring and motivating me. We are working on a movie now as I want you all to understand the story before you judge those who were forced to #RUN 🙏🙏🙏 #magiccitystockholm #olek
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I can watch it over and over again ️Tara #Repost @kipling_camp ・・・ Tara enjoying an afternoon shower in the river!️ #Elephant #Kipling #KiplingCamp #Wildlife #Animals #Kanha #Photography #Video I can watch it over and over again ❤️Tara
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Tara enjoying an afternoon shower in the river!🐘☔️ #Elephant #Kipling #KiplingCamp #Wildlife #Animals #Kanha #Photography #Video
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season again!!! Happy Crocheted #Halloween #pumpkin #projectionmapping on #sculptures from 2015 collaboration with @michellepdodson #brooklyn ***tiny part of more complex installation ***homage to #kusama *** #integratedvisions #olek #crochet #crochetlove #contemporaryart ... 🎃🎃🎃season again!!! Happy Crocheted #Halloween #pumpkin #projectionmapping on #sculptures from 2015 collaboration with @michellepdodson #brooklyn ***tiny part of more complex installation ***homage to #kusama ***
#integratedvisions #olek #crochet #crochetlove #contemporaryart #stopmotion #oleknyc
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#keepgoing LINK to the full video in my bio short Film by @ullehadding documenting the Performance piece commissioned by @urbannationberlin #teamolek #timebasedart #urbanart #loopafterloop #urbannationberlin #olek #UlleHadding #berlin #keepgoing LINK to the full video in my bio 🔝🔝🔝 short Film by @ullehadding documenting the Performance piece commissioned by @urbannationberlin #teamolek #timebasedart #urbanart #loopafterloop #urbannationberlin #olek #UlleHadding #berlin
<span class="emoji emoji2705"></span> VOTE #NINASIMONE <span class="emoji emoji2705"></span> link in bio #teamolek4life Each of you touched my soul. Many stories to be ...
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VOTE #NINASIMONE link in bio #teamolek4life Each of you touched my soul. Many stories to be told. But meanwhile let’s use this moment and vote for Nina!!! Let’s get her to #rocknrollhalloffame !!!! #teamolek #publicproject @loveacrosstheusa #loveacrosstheusa #olek first pic ... ✅ VOTE #NINASIMONE ✅ link in bio

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Each of you touched my soul. Many stories to be told. But meanwhile let’s use this moment and vote for Nina!!! Let’s get her to #rocknrollhalloffame !!!! #teamolek #publicproject @loveacrosstheusa #loveacrosstheusa #olek first pic by #theresamoore #redheartyarns #RockHall2018
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Hello #Stokholm see you soon again <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f618"></span>🦄🤞<span class="emoji emoji1f52e"></span> MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET is opening on October 27th!!! ...
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Hello #Stokholm see you soon again 🦄🤞 MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET is opening on October 27th!!! #magiccitystockholm #magiccitylife #artofthestreet #olek #3horses 🙃 Pic by #hardymueller @magiccitylife #crochet Hello #Stokholm see you soon again 🙏😘🦄🤞🔮 MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET is opening on October 27th!!! #magiccitystockholm #magiccitylife #artofthestreet #olek #3horses 🙃 Pic by #hardymueller @magiccitylife #crochet
 #Repost @andyrumball thank you for capturing the moment xxx #strongertogether ・・・ Opening event ...
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#Repost @andyrumball thank you for capturing the moment xxx #strongertogether ・・・ Opening event of the Urban Nation museum. Dedicated to Street art it tries to contain it in a permanent place, successfully or not, the most provoking aspect was the 'action' for the artist Olek, who wishes ... #Repost @andyrumball thank you for capturing the moment xxx #strongertogether ・・・
Opening event of the Urban Nation museum. Dedicated to Street art it tries to contain it in a permanent place, successfully or not, the most provoking aspect was the 'action' for the artist Olek, who wishes to promote the issue of women's rights, using knitting as her prime medium. Street art has a prominent position in the life of Berlin. DayTraders series. #andyrumball #daytradersberlin #daytraders #olek #graffiti #streetart #performance #openingday #urbannation #un #unberlin #nollendorfplatz #womensrights #knitting #analog #reportage #contemporaryphotography #berlin #film #hasselblad #pink #visitberlin #equality #berlinonbike @urbannationberlin #urbannationberlin
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 #tbt first residency @sculpture_space 2005. #crocheted #balloonpuppy #sculpturespace
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#tbt first residency @sculpture_space 2005. #crocheted #balloonpuppy #sculpturespace #tbt first residency @sculpture_space 2005. #crocheted #balloonpuppy #sculpturespace
Thank you #Avesta #Sweden for the love!!! We have been very busy and cannot wait to tell you all about ...
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Thank you #Avesta #Sweden for the love!!! We have been very busy and cannot wait to tell you all about it. pic from last week. More to come soon 🕷🇵🇱🚂 🇸🇾 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 🦄 #RUN Thank you #Avesta #Sweden for the love!!! We have been very busy and cannot wait to tell you all about it. pic from last week. More to come soon 😘🙏🔮💪💖🕷🇵🇱🚂🇩🇪 🇸🇾 🇺🇸 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 🦄 #RUN 🎥
#balancinglove teaser stay tuned for the full video by #UlleHadding #teamolek #olek #urbannation @urbannationberlin #berlin @ullehadding #balancinglove teaser stay tuned for the full video by #UlleHadding #teamolek #olek #urbannation @urbannationberlin #berlin @ullehadding
Thank you @bkstreetart for capturing this moment. #nikakramer #karolinapajak #marthacooper ...
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Thank you @bkstreetart for capturing this moment. #nikakramer #karolinapajak #marthacooper #olek #selinamiles Thank you @bkstreetart for capturing this moment. #nikakramer #karolinapajak #marthacooper #olek #selinamiles 💪📷🔮🎥💪
On our way @urbannationberlin #balancinglove #teamolek #olek #performanceart #urbannation
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On our way @urbannationberlin #balancinglove #teamolek #olek #performanceart #urbannation On our way @urbannationberlin #balancinglove #teamolek #olek #performanceart #urbannation
Thank you for the love from #Germany <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span> full link in my bio
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Thank you for the love from #Germany full link in my bio Thank you for the love from #Germany 🙏 full link in my bio
Thank you for the love from #Japan #Repost @white.media ・・・ @oleknyc ニットをアート作品に! カラフルで明るい未来が見えてくる。 ・ ・ ・ #手編み #かぎ針編み #ニット #編み物作家 #ニットアート #あみぐるみ #crochet #crochetaddict #communityart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #olek Thank you for the love from #Japan
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@oleknyc ニットをアート作品に! カラフルで明るい未来が見えてくる。



#手編み #かぎ針編み #ニット #編み物作家 #ニットアート #あみぐるみ #crochet #crochetaddict #communityart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #olek
 #balancinglove - coming from Poland to Berlin // Grand Opening of the Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary ...
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#balancinglove - coming from Poland to Berlin // Grand Opening of the Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art this Saturday and Sunday @urbannationberlin // #artmile #performance on Sunday #urbannationberlin #berlin #olek #permanentcollection #balancinglove - coming from Poland to Berlin // Grand Opening of the Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art this Saturday and Sunday
@urbannationberlin // #artmile #performance on Sunday 💥💥💥 #urbannationberlin #berlin #olek #permanentcollection
#reunion #thissunday #berlin 2-5PM @urbannationberlin #reunion #thissunday #berlin 2-5PM @urbannationberlin
...And meanwhile updates from #northcarolina <span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span> #Repost @loveacrosstheusa ・・・ #Raleigh ...
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...And meanwhile updates from #northcarolina #Repost @loveacrosstheusa ・・・ #Raleigh #workinghands #workinghearts Thank you all for going so strong; getting together; helping each other #trueinspiration #keepgoing #teamolek #publicart #communityproject ... ...And meanwhile updates from #northcarolina 💖🙏💖 #Repost @loveacrosstheusa
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Thank you all for going so strong; getting together; helping each other #trueinspiration 💖💖💖💖 #keepgoing #teamolek #publicart #communityproject #redheartyarns 🙏🙏🙏🙏😘
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 #tbt and call for participants. #teamolek is getting together in #berlin for a public performance ...
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#tbt and call for participants. #teamolek is getting together in #berlin for a public performance piece. This community based action is very special and represents my philosophy. It is based on a 9-hour performance piece I did in 2009 in a Sanok gallery in Poland. I was sitting nude on a ... #tbt and call for participants.
#teamolek is getting together in #berlin for a public performance piece.
This community based action is very special and represents my philosophy. It is based on a 9-hour performance piece I did in 2009 in a Sanok gallery in Poland. I was sitting nude on a tall chair. I was crocheting, making a sculpture for my naked, exposed body, in which my body became a ready made. Then I took the end of the plastic twine and, by ripping it apart, I started remaking it. When the “new” suit of armor was ready I was being exposed as an object. Then I put this hand-crocheted wearable sculpture onto my body and took the end of the twine to undo the "cover" again and again.  I crocheted and crocheted onto my body until I reached a point where I knew I could go on forever.
The apron was added when in Berlin in 2010. I performed it in various locations around Berlin, hoping that one day I would perform it with a bigger group. And this moment has arrived.
If you're available on September 17th 2-5pm, please email us at [email protected] with your name and how much crochet experience you have.
MUST BE AVAILABLE for the rehearsals on at least one evening of the week of Sept 11th.
see you soon lovely people!! I cannot wait xx

#olek #oleknyc #crochet #publicart #publicperformance #urbannation #urbanart #contemporaryart #womenempowerment #woman4woman #menarewelcometoo 🙏 #everyoneneedstobeafeminist #szydelko #szydełkowanie #häkelei #häkelliebe #häkeln #häkelkunst #öffentlichekunst #zeitgenössischehäkelkust #häkelkünstler
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This is #tbt and call for participants. I am asking you to join this historical performance piece. ...
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This is #tbt and call for participants. I am asking you to join this historical performance piece. However to be clear, I am not asking you to support just me; I am asking you to join my action to support all women. Let me tell you a story. I have a few amazing people flying in from various locations ... This is #tbt and call for participants.
I am asking you to join this historical performance piece. However to be clear, I am not asking you to support just me; I am asking you to join my action to support all women.
Let me tell you a story.
I have a few amazing people flying in from various locations for this action. I have some powerful ladies who have worked with me previously flying here from Spain, Italy, and the UK.  Also, a year and half ago, I did a project in Sweden with refugees from Syria. Lama and Sarah, who escaped war in their hometowns, became my friends over a 2-year period. Now that they have received their residents cards, they are flying to Berlin to be part of our action!!! No one knows more than they do about rebuilding a life, and this is what this piece is about.
We are crocheting aprons back and forth.  The artwork is thus destroyed as it is created, and created out of its own destruction in an infinite circle.  Like the perpetual punishments of Sisyphus and Prometheus, a woman's work is never finished.  Subject and object, old and new, enduring and fleeting, public and private, concealed and revealed, traditional and innovative, decayed and perfectly new, static and constantly moving; everything is interchangeable. Women have an immense capability to continually adapt and create.
This is a very strong piece. This performance piece transforms the process of making art from a solitary act into a collective adventure.
This is your chance to be part of it.
I performed it in various locations around Berlin in 2010, hoping that one day I would perform it with a bigger group. Later, I was able to do a 6-hour version in NYC.  In 2015, I performed it in NYC and in 2016 in India for International Women's Day.
If you're available on September 17th 2-5pm, please email us at [email protected] with your name and how much crochet experience you have.
MUST BE AVAILABLE for the rehearsals on at least one evening of the week of Sept 11th.
see you soon lovely people!! I cannot wait xx #olek #publicart #publicperformance #urbanart #urbannation @urbannationberlin #crochet #crochetpower #crochetinberlin #häkeln #häkelkunst
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Happy Friday For the last several months I've been working in solitude on a new body of work. No ...
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Happy Friday For the last several months I've been working in solitude on a new body of work. No computer no internet no distractions. Podcasts audiobooks and often one song on a loop over and over again til time becomes irrelevant. I've been posting progress somewhere but not ready to share ... Happy Friday

For the last several months I've been working in solitude on a new body of work. No computer no internet no distractions. Podcasts audiobooks and often one song on a loop over and over again til time becomes irrelevant. I've been posting progress somewhere but not ready to share it just yet.
Very exciting moment
A bit nervous
Happily tired
And probably a bit smelly from sleeping on a floor as no time to go back to my cave for a shower.
Have a great productive weekend.
Work keeps me sane in this upside down world. Keep fighting with what you do best. #mynameisagata
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Today is #worldelephantday <span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f418"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f418"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span> To me it's a day to give thanks to people who are dedicating their ...
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Today is #worldelephantday To me it's a day to give thanks to people who are dedicating their lives to save world's elephants @gertyelephant @elephantfamily #elephantfamily #savetheelephants @savetheelephants Thank you all for your love, dedication and continued efforts ... Today is #worldelephantday 💖🐘💖🐘💖 To me it's a day to give thanks to people who are dedicating their lives to save world's elephants @gertyelephant @elephantfamily 🙏😘💖 #elephantfamily #savetheelephants @savetheelephants
Thank you all for your love, dedication and continued efforts to make sure the next generation is able to witness these amazing gentle giants in their natural habitats 🙏🙏🙏 #olek
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 #Raleigh !!! #teamolek is coming with a new project!!! #registration form in my profile <span class="emoji emoji1f51d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span> #Repost ...
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#Raleigh !!! #teamolek is coming with a new project!!! #registration form in my profile #Repost @loveacrosstheusa ・・・ Thank you @vaeraleigh ・・・ #TBT + #NewsAlert! Artist, Olek returns to #Raleigh to complete her 50-state public art project, “Love Across the USA” @loveacrosstheusa ... #Raleigh !!! #teamolek is coming with a new project!!!
#registration form in my profile 🔝🙏🙏🙏 #Repost @loveacrosstheusa
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Thank you @vaeraleigh
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#TBT + #NewsAlert!
Artist, Olek returns to #Raleigh to complete her 50-state public art project, “Love Across the USA” @loveacrosstheusa and she wants YOU to be a part the project.
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Olek has planned a series of workshops that will teach you the crochet technique necessary to help create Raleigh’s tribute to a strong woman’s voice.
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After the workshops, participants will be in charge of completing one square, a 2ft x 2ft piece of the overall artwork, which will then be sewn together to create the final mural.
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Workshop Dates:
1) Friday, 8/25, 6 - 9pm @ Artspace
2) Saturday, 7/26, 11 - 2pm @ Top Greene
3) Saturday,  8/26, 6 - 9pm @ VAEWorkshop
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REGISTER: http://bit.ly/oleknc . .
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#olek #publicart #arteverywhere #ncarts #raleigharts #vaeraleigh #installation #female #womenofnc #historicfigure #artsactivism #community #crotchet #workshop #artsnownc #communitypublicartproject #communitypublicart #dtraleigh #redheartyarns @redheartyarns
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<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ Frankie 📸 @isobelandcleo
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People in #Poland fighting for democracy
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