Preview: Tue 5th September 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Exhibition & Supporting Events: Wed 6th – Sat 9th September
Venue: Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN. Admission is free of charge.
Revolv Collective will present its new Archives as Medium exhibition – an interrogation of the notion of the archive through the use of photography, film and sculpture – at Four Corners Gallery in East London from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th September 2017. Alongside the exhibition, Revolv will run workshops with special guests to inform and inspire emerging artists. Admission is free of charge.
Supported by The University of Portsmouth’s Professional Practice Fund, this first exhibition by Revolv features the work of Krasimira Butseva, Laura Gowing, Vera Hadzhyiska and Lina Ivanova. Together, they challenge the purpose and function of the archive.
Joint statement by Revolv: “In this exhibition, we recreate, reinvent and preserve the archive as a medium. From social, cultural and political documentation, to new lines of construction and appropriation, visitors will see the archive change and evolve through bodies of cultural, collective and personal creative work.”
In addition to the Archives as Medium exhibition, the free workshops will include: Friday 8th September – Revolv will welcome visitors and creative professionals from Chrono Collective, Pupil Sphere and London Alternative Photography Collective to collaborate in the making of a zine. Featured artists and all involved in the production process will receive a free copy.
Saturday 9th September – Revolv will welcome Carole Evans, co-founder of Portrait Salon, Phil Serfaty, founder of Black Tower Projects, and award-winning artists Felicity Hammond and Russell Squires, to provide valuable insights into, among other things, the world of curation, how to approach galleries, applying for grants, and the benefits of working in education. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Artist Talks & Panel Discussion: Sat 9th September, 11.00am – 3.00pm