Calvert 22

private view of Sounding the Body Electric exhibition at Calvert 22 gallery

The UK’s only not for profit foundation dedicated to contemporary art and culture from Russia and Eastern Europe.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Wed–Sun, 12–6pm

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

Tube: Old Street or Liverpool Street (10 minute walk)
Train: Shoreditch High Street (2 minute walk)
Bus: 55, 48, 242, 78, 47, 26, 67, 149, 243, 8, 35, 135, 388

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Dmitry Lookianov Instant Tomorrow

Power and Architecture

  • 10 June — 9 October 2016

As part of the Power and Architecture season, new and existing work by artists from across the New East region will be exhibited over four interconnected installments. Multiple facets of architecture’s relationship to power will be presented, from artistic reflections on the modernist vision of the socialist city to the individual’s participation in the activation of public space and the afterlife of cities build for a utopia that was never realised.

Part 1: Utopia and Modernity
12 June — 3 July 2016

In the opening show, four artists will reflect on the modernist vision of the socialist city and consider the real and imagined futures of utopia.

Part 2: Dead space and ruins
7 July – 7 August 2016

Three photographers present the decaying architectural reminiscence of the Soviet vision. With work taking inspiration from across the vast landscape of the former Soviet Union, these artists will explore the “dead space” left in the wake of the quest for progress.

Part 3: Citizen activated space — Museum of Skateboarding
11 August – 11 September 2016

Part three is a new commission by Calvert 22 Foundation that will explore the individual’s participation in the activation of public space with Russian artist Kirill Savchenkov’s installation.

Museum of Skateboarding is a mixed media installation that considers skateboarding not just as a form of exercise, but also as a visceral way to explore and reflect on the post-Soviet residential suburbs of Moscow. The project studies the secret language of the sport, illustrating how certain architectural interventions or objects can be understood through skateboarding.


Part 4: The afterlives of Modernity — shared values and routines
15 September – 9 October 2016

The season culminates with four artists considering the afterlives of utopian endeavour and the quest for new national identities. Across the former Soviet Union there are a series of architectural and physical nostalgias connecting citizens who share the same socialist history – part four of the programme reflects on these shared values and routines for citizens today.

Participating artists: Vahram Aghasyan, Iza Cichońska , Aikaterini Gegisian, Anton Ginzburg, Ogino Knauss, Dmitry Lookianov, Eric Lusito, Karolina Popera, Przemek Pyszczek, Kirill Savchenko, Kuba Snopek, Danila Tkachenko, Donald Weber, Dmytrij Wulffius

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://calvert22.org/power-and-architecture

Getting there

Tube: Old Street or Liverpool Street (10 minute walk)
Train: Shoreditch High Street (2 minute walk)
Bus: 55, 48, 242, 78, 47, 26, 67, 149, 243, 8, 35, 135, 388

Calvert 22
22 Calvert Avenue
London
E2 7JP
England

Website

www.calvert22.org

E-mail

info@calvert22.org

Telephone

020 7613 2141

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