9 Jul 2009 00:00 - 16 Aug 2009 00:00
A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break
An exhibition of new audiovisual work made with the support of the Zabludowicz Collection. New films by David Blandy, Henry Coombes and Tereza Buskova will be presented alongside works, by the same artists, from the Zabludowicz Collection.
Continuing this year's focus on music and folklore at 176, Blandy, Coombes and Buskova each engage with a particular cultural subject with which they have strongly identified, reconfiguring it in striking ways. Linked as much by the artists' interests in examining historical figures as by their sensitivity to myth, custom and symbolism, the works in A Tradition I Do Not Mean historical To Break share a rich filmic aesthetic that variously borders on the gothic, the melancholic and the opulent. The exhibition will also feature specially commissioned performances by each of the artists.
Tereza Buskova's Super 8mm film Spring Equinox (2009) explores the traditional rites of spring in the Czech Republic, the artist's country of origin. The film depicts stylized tableaux vivants and choreographies inspired by Moravian fertility rituals and traditional dress. For Spring Equinox, Buskova has collaborated with the Czech performing arts company Nanohach, pioneering electric cellist Bela Emerson, and continues her ongoing creative relationship with actress and playwright Zoë Simon. Exploring practices of dress and masquerade as well as pagan rituals and alternative cosmologies, Buskova's works are often rendered in highly theatrical and constructed ways, with elaborate mise-en-scènes, props and costumes.
Notes to editors:
Spring Equinox was enabled by 176's support-in-kind as an exhibition venue and supported by the Arts Council England, The Czech Centre and Shaw and Co Solicitors. 176 editions: each of the artists in the show will produce a limited edition artwork as part of the ongoing series of 176 editions, proceeds from the sales of which are split between the artist and 176's education programme.
176 visitor information
Address: 176, Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
Opening hours: Thursday & Friday 11am-3pm,
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm
Admission: Free Entrance
Annual membership is £5 and gives priority booking for events and discount in the 176 shop and café. Shop: 176 produces and sells limited edition artwork and publications and sells an expanding range of design objects. Proceeds from editions are split between the artists and 176's education programme. Café: The Café at 176 serves tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches during gallery opening hours.
The Library and Resource Room can be booked by members of the public to research artists and view audiovisual work from the Zabludowicz Collection. Transport links: Chalk Farm Underground & Kentish Town West Overground Stations, 3 minutes.
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From: 9 Jul 2009 00:00
To: 16 Aug 2009 00:00