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TURF READING GROUP // GROUND

23 Jul 2016

Event times

14:00 - 15:30

Cost of entry

FREE

Turf Projects

Croydon, United Kingdom

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  • Bus stops: Ruskin Road/ West Croydon
  • Tram stop: Centrale
  • East Croydon or West Croydon train stations are a 5 minute walk from the gallery

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Join Turf for our reading group exploring unusual and unexpected themes relating to our current art exhibitions.

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We will be looking at ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italo Calvino and a short text, ‘Minimising: Nō Stage in the Forest, Toyoma, Miyagi, 1995-96’ from ‘Anti-object: the Dissolution and Disintegration of Architecture’ by Kengo Kum

‘Invisible Cities’ is a collection of imaginary architectures in the form of 55 prose poems, intertwined with a dialogue between two characters: Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. “Perhaps, Kublai thought, the empire is nothing but a zodiac of the mind’s phantasms”. Perhaps – many unusual cities are described, but do they also each reflect an aspect of Marco Polo’s native Venice? ‘Minimising: Nō Stage in the Forest’ follows the author/architect as he responds to a brief to create a theatre to stage Nō dramas in a small town in Japan. Nō is the oldest, regularly performed theatre art form in the world; it has fascinated and influenced Western dramatists such as Brecht and Beckett. Come and find out more about it as we discuss the book and text.

Curators

Oliver Tirre

Alice Gale-Feeny

Exhibiting artists

Lynn Fulton

Eulalia Rovira

Lucy Vann

Adrian Schindler

Sean Edwards

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