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30/4/2013 is it towards the east?

Calvert 22, London

An exhibition and a month long programme of talks, workshops and screenings. The project critically examines modes of self-organisation and the traces of Eastern European and Russian immigration in the East End.

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curated by Elizaveta Butakova, Marina Doritis and Lily Hall

Taking its title from William Morris's News from Nowhere, ‘ is it towards the east?’ is a month-long exhibition comprising talks, workshops, screenings and new commissions at Calvert 22.

In collaboration with a host of local organisations and individuals this rich programme makes visible a body of research into the histories, both personal and collective, of the Calvert 22 building and surrounding area.

Fostering conversations around how histories are written and recorded in print and on screen ‘ is it towards the east?’ critically examines modes of self-organisation and the traces of Eastern European and Russian immigration in the East End.

Contributors: Hannah Black, Tessa Brown and Cathy Lane, Adam Chodzko, Stefan Dickers, Germano Facetti, Andrew Kötting, David Mabb, Michael Marriott, Nada Prlja, David Rosenberg, Marina Vishmidt, Alfred & Ben White, Dr Sarah J. Young.

In collaboration with the Bishopsgate Institute, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the East London Fawcett Society, Cinenova, Hato Press and X Marks the Bökship

The exhibition features newly commissioned archival display tables and furniture, designed by Michael Marriott. An illustrated catalogue designed by Studio Hato with newly commissioned essays by Hannah Black, Michael Marriott and Marina Vishmidt.

Events programme:

Thursday 2 May, 7pm
Nada Prlja, Red Discussion

Saturday 4 May, 4pm
David Mabb: in conversation

Thursday 9 May, 7pm
"Reds in the East End"

Saturday 11 May, 2pm
"Rebels, strikers and anti-fascists: women of the radical Jewish East End"

Sunday 12 May, 4:30pm
Film screening: Anou Banou (The Daughters of Utopia), Edna Politi, 1983, 85 minutes

Thursday 16 May, 7pm
Panel discussion: "Free Press? Radical Histories and Independent Publishing in London"

Saturday 18 May, 2pm
Workshop: Hato Press and X Marks the Bökship

Thursday 23 May, 7pm
Film screening: Bred and Born, Joanna Davis and Mary Pat Leece, 1983, 75 minutes

Friday 24 May, 7pm
The East London Fawcett Society's Great East London Art Audit

Sunday 26 May, 4:30pm
Film screening: The Peasant Women of Ryazan, Olga Preobrazhenskaya, 1927, 70 minutes

Press contact:
Penny Sychrava PR on 0796 7915339 or
Giulia Crossley 020 7613 2264

Opening Wed 1 May, 2013 6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Calvert 22 gallery
22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP
Gallery Opening Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Open until 9pm on the first Thursday of every month as part of First Thursdays
We are open Bank Holiday weekends
Admission Free

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