Words by MPDClick’s Future Trends Researcher Editor.
On May 12th 2012, MPDClick’s Future Trends Researcher had the pleasure of joining co-founder and managing director Penelope Sacorafou and Art guide and curator Natasha Hoare on Fox & Squirrel’s East End Art Walk. Discover part two of this four part series in this exclusive blog post.
This month’s art walk took advantage of East London’s creative art scene, focusing on four gallery spaces in particular – Hoxton Art Gallery, Calvert 22, Project Space and Hayles Gallery.
At Calvert 22, we discovered the exhibition of seminal Latvian art group Neue Slowenische Kunst, the visual art component of NSK, entitled ‘Time For A New State & NSK Folk Art’. One of the most influential art movements to emerge from the Balkan region in the latter half of the 20th century, this highly collaborative collective, whose ethos is based around a constant flow of ideas, provided a platform that brought together theatre, music, painting, literature, philosophy, design and performance, reaching into society at large. The large-scale exhibition features seminal projects from the last twenty years, focusing on issues of political unrest and national interest prevalent in Eastern Europe and Russia at that time. The installations are a must see, offering the visitor an unparallelled insight into the mind of the artists and touching upon significant issues.
Calvert 22, the London-based foundation dedicated to Russian and Eastern European Contemporary Art, is an amazing source of inspiration for those interested in the creative and cultural treasures to come out of the Eastern bloc.
In Thursday’s blog post, discover the politically charged exhibition at Hayles Gallery.
For more information on Fox & Squirrel’s Art Walks, please click here.
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