Crypta Silent Monologue: Part 1 of Ongoing Contemporary Art Projects19. Jul - 28. Aug 12 / ended The Crypt Gallery - St Pancras Church
Exhibition Private View: Friday 24 August 2012 7PM to 9PM, Public Open 25 to 28 August 2012 10AM to 6PM
Crypta Silent Monologue: Part 1 of Ongoing Contemporary Art Projects
24 – 28 August 2012
London UK – 7 July 2012: Crypta Silent Monologue is the first part of a series of annual contemporary visual art projects showcasing hidden and emerging artists, taking place in the crypt of St. Pancras Church, which is a Grade 1 listed building of historical and architectural significance.
The exhibition brings together 16 artists who make a diverse range of works that push the boundaries of the fields of contemporary art, and present interdisciplinary art practices that explore concepts, forms and techniques from across the fine, media and performing arts.
The Latin term ‘crypta’ originally defines as an underground room or vault beneath a church used as a chapel or burial space. While the crypt’s traditional context is one of religion and memorial, this exhibition attempts to redefine this use by looking at an artist’s personal expression in such a meditative space.
Being inextricably interwoven with the artists’ own poetic voices about their personal affairs in everyday life, their practices represent metaphors for anger, sadness, dilemma, mindless self-indulgence and humour, delivered by the artists’ inner monologues. They have found ways to transform everyday subjects; mundane or familiar things are presented in witty and unexpected ways.
This exhibition aims to present an experimental way of looking at the relationship between architectural attributes engaging with the chilling aesthetic and the mystical atmosphere of the crypt and various forms of groundbreaking contemporary art practice – incorporating film, installation, light, sound, sculpture and photography – through their manipulation of the space. These artists attempt to show how the juxtaposition between the space and their practice naturally reflect each other.
The exhibition will suggest a new direction for the interdisciplinary art practice in the 21st century.
Crypta Silent Monologue featuring the artists: Matt Gee; Maria Emilov Silvestar; Tugce Karapinar; Priscilla Namwebe; Alex Lewis; Marta Molka; Sarah Edgington; Eirini Georgopoulou; Katerina Georgopoulou; Russell Morton; Murray Anderson; Ruyi Wong; Mirei Yazawa; Fabio Lattanzi Antinori; Cedar Zhou and Catherine M. Weir.
Exhibition Private View: Friday 24 August 2012 7PM – 9PM Performance by Mirei Yazawa & Bruno Guastalla 24 August 2012 8:20PM – 8:40PM
Public Open 25 – 28 August 2012 10AM – 6PM
The Crypt Gallery of St. Pancras Church
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