Calvert 22 and The Courtauld Institute of Art present the second in this series of collaborative talks
Wednesday 27 April 2011
6.00pm, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
In the second of a series of talks in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art initiated to broaden the range of discussion around the exhibition programme at Calvert 22, a panel will look at themes raised by the current presentation of work from emergent artists from Russia and asks what it can tell us about the cultural imperatives of this country and its position within a global context.
The artists for this exhibition were co-selected by Joseph Backstein (Director of ICA, Moscow and Commissioner of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art) and David Thorp (Curator) and drawn from the ICA, Moscow and the START programme, established by the Centre for Contemporary Art - Winzavod to promote and develop young artists from across Russia.
All of the artists from Russia involved demonstrate an engagement with contemporary art that is noticeably in dialogue with ideas currently being expressed elsewhere in the world. With heightened awareness of global discourse, their practices can be said to operate in direct relationship to the political imperatives of our times. But can art really serve as the barometer of current values and concerns, and how important is a critical perspective in artistic practice?
Contributors: artist, Taus Makhacheva and independent curator Nadim Samman. Chair: Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception
Open to all, free admission
Organised by Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
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