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7 Dec 2015 - 10 Dec 2015

Of Improvisation

Of Improvisation is an exciting three day pop-up event which is located in the heart of East London. This event is based upon the premise that we are all improvisers. Throughout this event ‘Improvisation’ is regarded as the essence of creativity, where the process of instantaneous creation will become as ordinary to us as breathing itself. It is a process as old as mankind itself, yet not exclusively related to the arts.

People are the very substance to this project. It aims to celebrate human uniqueness, it will encourage us to make better use of our innate ability to play, our ingenuity and our creativity.
Instead of remaining unconscious recipients of what is being presented to us, we are being invited to come along and become co-creators in this event. By participating in the completion of art works and engaging in open debates, we will have the opportunity to leave behind our passive role and will be encouraged to share own opinions and creative ideas.

Of Improvisation aims to bring art to life, to break down the barriers between the artist and the audience, art and the everyday. The participants will have the chance to enjoy interactive installations as well as multiple programme of workshops, performances, comedy, poetry, storytelling, discussions and more..

Curated by Alice Bednářová

Alice Bednářová is a London based curator and a museum educator. Alice has recently graduated from the MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster and her final project entitled Museums as Platforms for Civil Engagement was awarded a distinction.

Since completing her postgraduate degree, she has focused upon engaging the public and communities, working with them as equal partners who bring their own knowledge content to the museum. Having collaborated with a number of London art and educational institutions, she currently works as a part of the learning team at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Of Improvisation is a result of the curator’s profound interest in the potential of museums and art spaces to become platforms for public and community engagement. She chooses improvisation as the very medium upon which both, the public and the artists are regarded as the ultimate experts. Of Improvisation promotes equality through dialogue, creative exchange and a positive social change.



Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London E2 2EG


From: 7 Dec 2015
To: 10 Dec 2015


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