A Joyful Archipelago: New Russian Art at Guest Projects, London

A Joyful Archipelago is an exhibition of ten Russian female artists, living in London and New York, held at acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects space in London. The artists sought to come together for the exhibition as a collective with a goal to produce their reflection on the events in Russia today. This exhibition comes at a very interesting point in the Russian history.

The exhibition is based on a semi-fictional story of a closed town “N”. “Closed cities” with no names and not shown on maps begun forming in USSR from 1940s onwards as bases for military, industrial or scientific facilities. The unique feature of N was a ban of all mass media communications, which has built a wall of communicational isolation around it. Such isolation made the residents of N focus on their private self-contained life, where other means of communications have been invented for internal use only. The information in the town began taking on a different form as it possessed a very different speed and density.

The exhibition is an investigation of the role of community activities in an individual-centred society. The artists will explore life in places with authoritarian regime, world’s history of formation of opposition and governments’ control of mass media.

The participating artists are: Yelena Popova, Taus Makhacheva, Maria Gruzdeva, Daria Irincheeva, Natalia Skobeeva, Ariadne Aivazovsky, Elena Gavrisch, Maria Kapajeva, Tatiana Baskakova and Olga Grotova.
The exhibition is curated by Olga Grotova

It will be a great pleasure to see you on the opening night on 12 April!

You can find more information on the website:

The exhibition will run from 13- 28 April, Thu-Sun, 6-12 pm

Guest Projects
Sunbury House
1 Andrews Road
London E8 4QL

There will be a publication on the occasion of the exhibition.

The exhibition and the publication are generously sponsored by the Outset Contemporary Art Fund. www.outset.org.uk

Drinks for the opening reception and the special event are kindly provided by the Russian Standard Vodka. www.russianstandardvodka.com


Upcoming | Alexandra Unger, Debitum Naturæ at Trinity ∴ Project Space, 13–15 April 2012


Alexandra Unger, Debitum Naturæ (The Cross), 2012, (performance documentation, detail)

Alexandra Unger – Debitum Naturæ | Performance Works For St Alfege Park

Private view/ Reception: Saturday 14th April, 2 – 6 pm Continue reading

Invitation to contribute: Add To My Library Vol.III

Last year artist Christina Mitrentse’s project Add To My Library Vol. II collected contributions from over seventy figures from the international art-world. Artists, Academics, Curators, Gallerists, Critics, Museum Directors and other practitioners were asked to contribute the author and title of their favourite Art Book. These then became the source material for a number of shows including Art Work Space, The Hempel, London, Trinity ∴ and the XV Biennale of Europe & The Mediterranean.

Christina Mitrentse and her studio team  kindly request your participation in this ongoing project, and offer you the chance to contribute your own book title which will become an essential part of the work. Continue reading

Competition | in association with South London Art Map and FADwebsite

slam competition

South London Art Map in association with FADwebsite are currently running a competition offering a chance to win a hand- pulled silkscreen print by Christina Mitrentse from our recent exhibition ‘Emblem – Deconstructed and Destroyed: A Homage To John Latham’.

For a chance to win send your contact details to Chantelle Purcell: Please put in the subject WIN: Christina Mitrentse
e-mail: chantelle@fademail.com

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Special Preview Screening: Natalia Skobeeva – Memento Mori Moscow 2011

Special Preview Screening: Natalia Skobeeva - Memento Mori Moscow 2011
Special Preview Screening:
Natalia Skobeeva – Memento Mori Moscow 2011
Special Project, 4th Moscow Biennale Of
Contemporary Art

3 – 4 December 2011

Private view | Screening: Saturday 3 December,
4.30 – 8 pm

Also Open for Gifted weekend: Sunday 4 December 1 – 6 pm
With works and editions available by our artists and collaborators.

Trinity ∴ are pleased to invite you to a Special Preview Screening and Reception for Natalia Skobeeva’s project ‘Memento Mori Moscow 2011’ – originally shown as part of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011.
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Recent | Emblem – Deconstructed And Destroyed : A Homage To John Latham

Christina Mitrentse, Emblem - Deconstructed And Destroyed: A Homage To John Latham, 2011, (detail) screenprints on paper, 549 x 244 cm | *Further images below

Emblem – Deconstructed And Destroyed : A Homage To John Latham
Christina Mitrentse

30 September – 2 November

At: Trinity ∴ 310 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9SW | Entrance on Bardsley Lane
Open: Thurs-Sun, 1-6 pm. Last Fridays: 1-9 pm. Also by appt. Site-Specific Work can be viewed daily, 24 hours.

Trinity ∴ is pleased to announce both the inaugural exhibition and launch of their new space and programme in Greenwich, London, coinciding with London’s foremost contemporary arts festival Deptford X and Deptford Last Fridays. The exhibition presents two artists whose work reflects the legacy of the renowned British conceptual artist
John Latham (1921 – 2006). Continue reading