In Dreams Begin Responsibilities...a Utopian Arts Fest Exhibition

10 Jul 2011 – 22 Jul 2011

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Private View from 6pm, Sunday 10th July, Please see our website utopianartsfest.org.uk for full Festival opening details

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The Parlour Studios & Project Space

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 24, 46
  • Chalk Farm, Kentish Town

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In Dreams Begin Responsibilities


'In Dreams Begin Resopnsibilities', part of Utopian Arts Fest 10th-22nd July (Gallery Opening Dates: 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 22nd July - includingevents and live musicians) The central focus of Utopian Art Fest is the group exhibition ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities', which takes its title from the short story by Delmore Schwartz that explores the subconscious desire to affect the future by changing the past. Featuring contemporary art, the show draws on imagination, mythology, memory and desire, to explore both personal and global aspirations towards a better world. The exhibition aims to capture the spirit of aspiration, hope and creative thinking about contemporary living conditions, as well as contrasting this with visions of Dystopia and explorations of positive/negative dichotomies. Utopia might be an imagined, mythical place or perhaps even a vision of paradise, but it might also be a variation on reality that is mediated by memory, desire or dreams. The exhibition represents a wide range of visions through the work of nineteen artists. Individually, the artists present a very personal interpretation, from the capture of a single moment of emotion to a full-scale vision of another world, from a fleeting desire to an insight into a dream. Collectively, the artists offer a cohesive demonstration of the central problem of Utopia, which resides in the profound subjectivity of the concept. The exhibition therefore explores the struggle to respond to the urgent need to render objective a concept of Utopia that is inevitably comprised of subjective emotions, desires, memories, ideas and visions. The exhibiting artists are: Paul Kindersley, Wuon Gean, Omar Ghazal,Umit Koseoglu, Pato Bosich, Kim Appleby, Ellie Bates, James Pimperton, Emiliano Biancanelli, Mary Yacoob, German Dario Zwanic, Leila Bibizadeh, Alex Cudby, Nathan Ashmall, Al Palmer, Ruth Joyce, Helene Rallo, Lucy Edwards, Tracy Jones. All the works in the show are presented in competition, with a prize being awarded to the artist whose work receives the most votes from gallery visitors. Details of the exhibition, artists and events can be found at www.utopianartsfest.org.uk. Email enquiries to utopianartsfest@gmail.com.


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