Artist Talk: Pil and Galia Kollectiv (19 June 2013)

19 June 2013

An artist talk by duo Pil & Galia Kollectiv who are currently showing in PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd, the second in our new series of displays showcasing work by our Artist Members and guest artists.

Pil & Galia Kollectiv are concerned with the legacy of modernism, labour, leisure and collaboration, amongst other things. Their talk will draw on research for a recently completed PhD to discuss the relationship between art and politics in Dada and Surrealism. They will discuss artistic methodology and the use of the absurd as a political tool by these 20th century avant-garde groups and will look at art historical precedents for their work. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Verging on the Absurd examines the use of the absurd and surreal in contemporary art with works by artists Suzanne Mooney, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Francesco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson and Samara Scott. Exhibition runs until 28 June 2013. Open Tuesday – Friday, 11.00-17.00.

Image: Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Conflict within the Organization, 2010, screensaver, installation view at the Contemporary Art Society 2013, duration 6.48 minutes, © the artists. Photo: Joe Plommer


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