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Gallery Talk | Viva! Collectives and Collaboration with Alex Schady and David Burrows

30 Apr 2015

Regular hours

Thursday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£8/6 (conc.)

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  • Bus: 43, 205 and 214
  • Tube: Old Street / Angel

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Artists Alex Schady and David Burrows will take us on a tour of selected works in the Los Carpinteros exhibition as they engage in a dialogue that focuses on art, politics and humour. Both artists have worked extensively with art collectives and collaboration, in ways that address the political and the satirical. Alex Schady is Fine Art Programme leader at Central St. Martins and David Burrows is Head of Undergraduate Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art.

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Artists Alex Schady and David Burrows both work extensively with collectives and collaboration in their practices, in ways that address the political and the satirical. For this event these two artists will take us on a tour of some of the exhibited works by the Cuban collective Los Carpinteros, as they engage in a dialogue that looks at art, politics and humour.

Biographies

Alex Schady is the Fine Art Programme Leader at Central Saint Martins for the BA and is co-founder of Five Years Gallery. In parallel to his own practice, he has worked collaboratively with Hadas Kedar since 2000. Recent projects include ‘Rulers’ at Camden Arts Centre 2011, ‘Misguided’ at Tate Modern 2012 and ‘Besame Mucho’ at Five Years Gallery 2013.

As well as establishing a solo art practice, David Burrows has often worked in collaboration, including with the artists’ group BANK, Bob & Roberta Smith and DJ Simpson. Since 2005, David Burrows has been collaborating with Simon O’Sullivan to produce the performance-fiction ‘Plastique Fantastique’, through the production of events, films, writing, installations and artefacts. Burrows is a lecturer and the Head of Undergraduate Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art.

http://parasol-unit.org/gallery-talk-viva-collectives-and-collaboration-with-alex-schady-and-david-burrows

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