‘Common Effort’ consist of a coffee table and a side table designed and crafted for the all-female exhibition ‘Sisters’ which was inaugurated on International Women’s Day in Barcelona.
“What really matters is not the sculptures, but the spirit of fellowship which one tries to express.
The value of the pieces lies in the moment when they have a direct bearing on life, when they help us to see more clearly, give us heart, help us to get to grips with life. But the pieces are not life. They are a reflection of life”. Sonja Ferlov Mancoba.
Struck by the sculptor’s words, hearing within them the core of female friendship, Völker longed to materialize this philosophy in her own work. By inviting her friends to join her in the workshop and in the crafting of the tables, the pieces become an expression of female community and an unforgettable memory.
Sisters is a project on female empowerment and sisterhood. A contemporary art and design exhibition that showcases and celebrates female perspectives. The exhibited works, all created exclusively for the show, express concepts of community, women in craft, femininity and social injustice. By inviting female creators from a range of creative disciplines, the show responds to the underrepresentation of women in creative arts, and the lack of female perspectives throughout society. Curated by Sanna Völker for Ox Poblenou.
The project supports Dona Kolors, a non-profit fashion clothing initiative that employ women with a background within prostitution and survivors of trafficking, giving them the advantages of legitimate employment and an opportunity to gain financial independence and empowerment. Sisters participate by donating a percentage of each sold work to this project. Donations can also be made directly through the crowdfunding platform which has been created especially for the collaboration.