A Constructed World
Marc Vincent Kalinka
Nathalie du Pasquier
Steve C. Harvey
Experimental artists from around the world will come together to reinvent the concept of an art-club scene. The scene will be set as soon as visitors walk through the door into what looks like a vintage nightclub lobby, reminiscent of art scenes such as New York in the 1980s, Perestroika-era Russia, and the English and California punk scenes and artist-run occupied spaces in Milan. The main hall will be the backdrop for sound events, performances and, as well as for large sculptures and installations. Sound art curator Steve Piccolo has invited a number of outstanding sound experimenters to contribute recorded pieces that play with the idea of the "conversation".
Steve Piccolo of the Lounge Lizards curates sound art in experimental show.
Experimental artists from around the world will come together to reinvent the concept of an art-club scene in Club 21 – Remaking the Scene at One Marylebone, London, October 13-23. The free-entry venue will become an exciting, non-commercial centre of creativity, where something new happens every day, on the fringes of the Frieze Art Fair. Club 21 will be a crucible of works in progress, where sound art and performance are presented alongside installations, inviting interaction between artists and audience.
It was the widely perceived lack of a "scene" today that prompted the curator Oxana Maleeva (Art Apart), in partnership with gallerist Natasha Akhmerova (Barbarian Art Gallery), to conceive Club 21 – Remaking the Scene. Sound and performance will be developed by one of the protagonists of the New York underground scene in the 1980s, the internationally renowned musician and sound artist Steve Piccolo, co-founder of the Lounge Lizards. The project has been organised with Mudam Museum of Luxembourg and Victoria – the Art of Being Contemporary foundation (Moscow).
At One Marylebone the scene will be set as soon as visitors walk through the door into what looks like a vintage nightclub lobby, reminiscent of art scenes such as New York in the 1980s, Perestroika-era Russia, and the English and California punk scenes and artist-run occupied spaces in Milan. The main hall will be the backdrop for sound events, performances and, as well as for large sculptures and installations. Sound art curator Steve Piccolo has invited a number of outstanding composers and sound experimenters to contribute recorded pieces that play with the idea of the “conversation”.
A Constructed World will invite people to contribute to a paper room with drawings and texts; Evgeny Yufit will present performances based on those of the experimental NecroRealists during the Perestroika era in St Petersburg; the Italo-Russian artist Marc Vincent Kalinka will pose as a security guard outside One Marylebone in a live performance of his original video Still (Nothing).
The list of participating artists includes: Jota Castro, Roberto Cuoghi, Bert Theis, Adrian Paci, Steve Piccolo, Kawarga Dmitriy, A Constructed World, Ramuntcho Matta, James Nares, Amos Poe, Alexander Ponomarev, Marc Vincent Kalinka, Stephen Torton, Piotr Belyi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Mariette Schiltz, Evgeny Yufit, Giancarlo Norese, Edo Bertoglio, Stina Fisch and Steve C. Harvey, Filip Markiewicz, Luca Pancrazzi, and Klara Palotai.
Mudam Museum of Luxembourg http://www.mudam.lu
Mudam is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg
VICTORIA - the ART of being CONTEMPORARY
VAC is a new institution founded in Moscow in 2009 committed to providing contemporary art in Russia http://www.v-a-c.ru
Barbarian Art Gallery http://www.barbarian-art.com
Natasha Akhmerova’s Barbarian Art is an international contemporary art gallery based in Zürich and Moscow. The gallery has participated in such events as:
53rd Venice Biennale, May 2009; Volta5 Basel, June 2009; Preview Berlin, September 2009; Arco Madrid, February 2010; Volta New York, March 2010; VIP program, Armory Show, March 2010, Valery Yershov Lost Wanderings; Art Dubai, 2009; Volta6 Basel, 2010; ArtMoscow, 2010; Exhibition The Cosmos of the Russian Avant-Garde: Art and Space Exploration, 1900-1930, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain, summer 2010; Art for Public Space, Stadt Zurich Project, winner, The Private Moon, Leonid Tishkov, summer 2010
Oxana Maleeva and Art Apart http://www.artapart.org
Oxana Maleeva is the founder of Art Apart, a curatorial agency based in Zurich and Milan.
Previous international events include: The Storm and the Harbour, Venice Biennale; Beyond the Ego, Moscow Biennale 2005; 1:1 – Luca Pancrazzi, Moscow Biennale 2007.
Image: Steve Piccolo, right, with Debbie Harry and Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 1980 © Bobby Grossman
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