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A work in progress with the title "Where does the art lie?"

  • Hotel Elephant 5 Spare Street London, England, SE17 3EP United Kingdom (map)

Thursday 20th April, 7pm onwards


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Please join us at Spare Street for ‘A work in progress with the title “where does the art lie?”’ an interactive screening event produced by Karolina Magnusson Murray and Leon Platt. ‘A work in progress with the title “where does the art lie?’’’ has been commissioned through Hotel Elephant's Small Commissioning Program, funded through Southwark Councils Arts Grant Fund.

About the work:

Karolina Magnusson and Leon Platt’s process is socially engaged and collaborative. On the 20th April, Karolina and Leon will produce a site-specific screening event, ‘A work in progress with the title “where does the art lie?’’’ which considers the historical and conceptual significance of the Café/Salon environment. Their aim is that participants in the work will be listed as collaborators and receive a version of the final work to own.

Their shared interests and points of reference include, intentionality; intellectual property; collaboration; recursion; closed systems, criticism and institutional critique. They are particularly interested in the underlying processes that shape artistic practice including the conceptual frameworks of artistic dialogue.

Karolina & Leon work on a project-to-project basis; they work in any medium that is in line with their intentions and concepts for that specific project, as well as aiming to include other collaborators and participants if the work demands it.

This particular project is collaborative and inclusive through its interactive framework. It uses a socially engaged environment (Café/Salon), to question implicit and overlooked levels of contribution and responsibly between artists and audiences. The work is going to be made in real time during the event, therefore, anyone attending will be listed as a collaborator and will receive a version of the final work to own. Collaborators so far include William Colley, Karolina Magnusson Murray, Alicia Matthews, and Leon Platt.

About the artists: 

Karolina and Leon are based in London and graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2015. Their practice is collaborative and works through a range mediums, inquiring into underlying processes of art practice and the institutional structures within which they reside.

Their collaborative work was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016. Collectively and apart they have been shortlisted for the, 2016 Solo Award, long listed for Celeste Prize 2016, shortlisted for the 2016 Kim Fielding Award and won; The 2015 Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art Purchase Prize. They have participated in various shows including; Christian Marclay, Fluxus Reenactments, White Cube, London, 2015; Beyond Becoming. Pierogi (The Boiler), New York. 2015; Supermarket Art Fair 2015. Stockholm. 2015; Friktioner International Performance Art Festival. Uppsala, Sweden 2014; Guangzhoulive 5, Guandong, China. 2014; Performance Platform Lublin 2014, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin; Waldon Affairs, Zuidwal 52, The Hague, 2014; A Month of Performance Art Festival – Berlin; Sluice Art Fair London 2013.

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