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Artists: Louise Ashcroft, Marlene Haring, Richard Hards, Russell Hill, Vesta Kroese, Lina Lapelyte, Harry Lawson and Amelia Newton Whitelaw

Curated by Anna Clifford and Miloslav Vorlíček

Addendum[On the Shortness of Life]is the second installment of an exhibition project promoting exchange between the Royal College of Art, London (RCA) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU).

The first iteration of the exhibition took place at Red Gallery in September 2013, where site-specific interventions, new works and performances by RCA artists were presented alongside works from the 2013 graduate show at the AVU. Professor Rittstein, Head of Painting at the AVU, and seven Czech artists travelled to London to install the exhibition in conversation with the students from the Fine Art and Curating Contemporary Art departments at the RCA.

The dialogue established is continuing towards the exhibition at Galerie AVU, for which the RCA artists and curators will travel to Prague to produce the exhibition in situ. This is being treated as a further experiment encouraging dialogue between individual practices and aiming to make tangible elements of the conversations surrounding the project’s development.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Praguewas established in 1799 by a decree passed by Emperor Franz I. In the first years it has offered schools of painting and drawing and later were added specialized fields from graphics, sculpture, architecture, restoration studios to new media and intermedia studios at present. The Academy offers Master's and Doctor's Degree, maintaining an average of 330 students in 18 studios headed by Czech leading artists and has generous historic ateliers spaces. AVU intensely and intently cares about the development of talents their students or visiting undergraduates.

www.avu.cz

The Royal College of Artis the world's most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,300 masters and doctoral students and two hundred professionals interacting with them, including scholars and leading art and design practitioners, along with numerous distinguished visiting professors and tutors, specialists and advisors.

www.rca.ac.uk

Galerie AVU, U Akademie 4, Prague, 170 22

Preview: 15 October 2013, 19:00 – 21:00

Open: 16th – 31st October 2013, 10:00 – 18:00 Mon – Fri

free admission

Dates: 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:00 to Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 18:00

 
 
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Drawing attention to the lost, insignificant and unseen.
The London we know is only the tip of the iceberg. Beneath its familiar surface lies another city, a Hades of buried and forgotten subterranean man made structures, passages, rivers and sewers. The human race has pierced the ground beneath the city for almost two thousand years; subterranean London evokes a nostalgia, fear and romance of adventure in the minds of many. It is an unmapped city, from which one might never escape.

Andrew Stanney’s photography documents parts of this fascinating world. Here are the remnants of communication, silent, their voices irreparably changed, occupying depopulated spaces. They are function mutated with age. Silent witnesses to the millions of that once past, they haunt their subterranean world, glaring patiently from the walls. As posters, they insist they should be taken as reality, but are too damaged to make a cohesive statement. From close up, it becomes clear that the referential reality of the photographs to paintings is a fiction, an effect of the ageing process that produced them, however the entire body of work records an orphanage of oddities, frozen forever in compositional decay, producing strange juxtapositions and unlikely meaning. Like the still life painters of the past Andrew Stanney’s photography calls attention to the significance of things, whose significance we have missed, a photographic post mortem.

text by Darren Coffield

The exhibition takes place in new space which is a part of the Red Gallery project the 'Bird & Ballard' gallery cafe,
84-86 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JL, London.

Dates: 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 18:00 to Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 19:00

 

 
 
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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 

18:00 to 22:00

The London Sneak Preview of Dirty Old Town  Screened on October 28th 2010 - at the legendary Saint Leonard's Church in Shoreditch, London  Before the screening guests were treated to an exclusive acoustic rendition of "Dirty Old Town" performed by members of The PoguesVimeo link to Pogues performance.

Dirty Old Town is a “going out-of-business-and-going- insane” tale by young trio Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason. In association with Blowback Productions and Executive Producer Marc Levin, this debut feature narrative is emblematic of a new wave in low-budget filmmaking that seeks to redefine the independent landscape. The project was spun from Levin and Furst’s previous documentary Captured which chronicled the transformation of the Lower East Side through renegade documentarian, artist and activist Clayton Patterson. In addition to Patterson, many of the same characters from “Captured” including Billy Leroy and his famed Antique Tent, form an ensemble cast of self inspired neo-realist players.

Much of the film was staged on live corners and locations unbeknownst to the public, arresting a signature spontaneity only found on the streets of Downtown New York.In this gonzo tone poem, Bowery Billy Leroy has 72 hours to save his star-crossed Junk Store from extinction. Longtime actor and nightlife legend Nicky D steers a cosmic catastrophe into resolution as the half-baked “John Wayne” of Mott Street. There are also first-time acting debuts from the film’s Producer Paul Sevigny, the restauranteur and Club Guru, Ashley Graham the young full-bodied super model and Janell Shirtcliff, who plays the film’s siren and female lead.

The score includes choice musical contributions from established indies like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Slowdance and A.R.E. Weapons. Also featuring new songs from singer-songwriters Lorraine Leckie and Chelsea Crowell.Filmmakers Furst, Levin and Nason used vibrant characters and locations, both real and fictional, to form an eclectic collage, working with available materials and turning film into found art. Executive Producer Marc Levin calls this project “An Absurdist Valentine to a disappearing City”.

The team unveiled the work for a select audience of New York City independentsand press. In the spirit of underground folklore, Downtown film legend Abel Ferrara presented the screening to an eager crowd of enthusiasts including independentluminary Jim Jarmusch. The film has premiered internationally and has been released theatrically in New York ands Berlin. The film continues to be released around America and through out the globe.

 
 
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The printspace, {ourhistory} and Red Gallery are proud to present ‘Spirit of Ibiza 89′, the upcoming exhibition of photographer Dave Swindells, who was a Nightlife Editor at Time Out Magazine for over 22 years.

In this exhibition, Swindells presents a series of images giving us a once in a lifetime view into the Second Summer of Love (a period in 1988-89 when electronic dance music exploded in Britain’s club scene). His images focus on how ‘Balearic Beats’ – a multifaceted and unique fusion of rock, funky reggae, Eurodisco and Chicago house – as well as the ecstasy-fuelled clubbing style of life experienced in Ibiza, gave DJs the inspiration to create a freer and unrestricted club scene in London.

These images show the nightlife of Ibiza in the late ‘80s, with its open-air dance floors for those hot Mediterranean nights, drawing an all-ages, polysexual crowd in an easy-going hippie-inspired atmosphere. This atmosphere was nonetheless self-consciously stylish (unlike many of the dressed-down Brits). The clubbing culture to this time was very different too. ‘In these photos you won’t see people texting or tweeting, videoing their mates or posting on Facebook,’ explains Swindells. ‘Nobody had mobile phones, and the only person likely to be taking pictures was the club’s own photographer. So there was nothing else to do but live in the moment, enjoy the parties or watch other people having fun while dancing the whole night’.

If you are interested in more of what club culture in Ibiza and London was like at this time you should visit ‘Spirit of Ibiza 89′ at the Printspace Gallery from Tuesday 3 May to Wednesday 18 May 2011. The opening times are from Monday to Friday 9am –7pm at the Printspace Gallery on 74 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DL.

Afterward the exhibition will continue at the International Music Summit in Ibiza.

Dates: 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 19:00 to Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 16:33

 
 
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AST POP WEST Red Gallery presents a selection of the best East London art and design collectives & directives. EAST POP WEST is a  celebration of contemporary creative collaborations, during a three-day event at the recently vacated 20,000 sq ft former Innocent Smoothies headquarters, which provides a rare chance for West London to engage directly with East London’s artists and designers – to makean investment and be part of the first EAST POP venture.

This event looks to bring some of the best from the most eclectic art scene around to the people of West London, to inspire, and demonstrate just why so much hype has been built up about one area.

A wide range of works including painting, sculpture, graphic art & illustration will be on sale and the event will include site-specific installations, films, live performances, food & drink and creative activities in the children’s art area.

Shoreditch has a rich cultural heritage and over the last three decades, it’s become a hub for the arts, in particular, the burgeoning street art scene. During the 1960s slum clearances left Shoreditch riddled with derelict buildings. Artists in the 80’s and 90’s with an indomitable pioneering spirit turned warehouses into studios, clubs and galleries, transforming the district into the thriving, influential creative community it is today.

In recent years the walls of East London have become a continuously evolving self-curated gallery of commercially successful street artists including Banksy, Roa and Shepard Fairey. Meanwhile, behind these walls, younger rawer talent has been forming collectives to produce exhibitions, live art events, products and publications. The result is a rich and exciting union of hand-crafted media and digital technologies.

September 30th - October 2nd

Unit 1 Goldhawk Industrial Estate, Vinery Way ( off Brackenbury Road ) London, W6 0BE

 
 
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East End Promise – a multi-media event documenting and exploring the explosion of artistic and cultural activity that took place in London’s East End between 1985 and 2000 – is set to be one of the cultural events of the year. By exhibiting a large collection of representative artworks selected by the artists themselves, together with a mass of archive material (video, photography, audio), and a number of specially-commissioned new pieces, East End Promise will attempt to provide the first complete picture of one of the most significant movements of the late twentieth-century British cultural scene.

The show charts the activities of the ‘cultural migrants’ who came to the East End from all over the UK and abroad, moving into derelict spaces and filling the vacuum left by previous migrants. Unlike preceding post-war youth and cultural movements, which had mainly been based on consumption, these individuals – from a range of social and economic backgrounds – took advantage of the cheap rents to c

 
 
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The Disorient Express was first exhibited at the Czech Olympic House in Islington during the Olympics 2012 and was later shown in Prague.

Many of the train carriages were auctioned in a charity auction organized by Czech Centre London, Islington Council and Red Gallery on Thursday 19th September 2013 at Red Gallery, London. Earnings will be donated to the Islington based charity Access to Sports, which delivers a range of free sports and educational activities for young people from disadvantaged communities.

Red Gallery is pleased to announce that you can still purchase one of these unique artworks for the special price of £150, until 31st October 2013. All profits will be donated to Access to Sports.

Please contact us at: auction@redgallerylondon.com for more information 

View exhibition catalogue HERE

UK artists: Ronzo - Paul Sakoilsky

Czech artists: Sara Bergmanova - Veronika Bromova - Tereza Buskova - Milan Houser - Alena Medunova Souckova  - Tomas Nemec - Michal Pechoucek - Milan Salak - Michal Skapa

 
 
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A personal journey into the heart of the struggle for Central America 1988. Exhibiting at the Printspace Gallery and is part of the Red Gallery Off Site projects.

You could no more describe Grant Fleming simply as “a photographer” any more than you could usefully describe any of the 120 countries he’s worked in simply as “a place.” If words could do these matters justice, we wouldn’t need cameras. Some things resist easy description, as in this case does the person taking the pictures.

‘HASTA LA VICTORIA!’ is his first major exhibition and showcases images from his first overseas trip with a photographic objective – the upheaval in late 80’s Central America via the southern states of the US.

Grant Fleming became politically active in the 80’s after fortunately escaping a prison term after a number of collective ‘misdemeanors’ in his youth. He changed direction and turned to music, tour managing popular punk band Sham 69 at 18, was involved in the Mod Revival in the late 70’s, then played bass guitar with the Chords and Lords of The New Church and toured the US until the group split. Finding himself back in London on the dole, he started playing around with a camera. He would go on to cut his teeth as a photographer in the UK – at Wapping, the South African Embassy, through CND, the Miners strike and the NHS demos to name but a few.

He developed a growing interest in politics, and in particular, Latin America (a love of which exists to this day), primarily through popular culture via The Clash and their album Sandinista and later Oliver Stone’s movie Salvador. After leaving the cinema on Tottenham Court Road in 1987, he turned to his friend and said, “I’m going there.” He explains, “Mad as he thought I was, I set the plan into action, having had a period on the dole after a band splitting up and my wife being deported, I took a job in Phillips Colour printers in Spitalfields, learnt more about the photographic process, got the cash together and off I went, passing the Republican Convention in New Orleans on the way.”

Inspired by the brave and the bold, particularly the war photographer Don McCullin, Grant wanted to put his own resolution and endurance to the test. To see if he could hack it as a photographer, “to see if I had the balls”, dramatic circumstances duly unfolded and challenges presented themselves. In Panama City, he was arrested one evening by a drunken immigration officer who was publicly reprimanded and made to apologise. The following day, the immigration officer had mobilisedlocal street gang ‘The Famous Ones’, and Grant found himself with a gun held against his head and was run out of town.

In three months, he traveled through eight different countries. He explains “I wanted to see if I could handle it in conflict zones because I’d soon be found out if not. But rather than just go into the revolutionary strongholds and play it safe behind ‘friendly’ lines, I decided to undertake a journey throughout the region, and visit all the countries of Central America, some of which were more hostile than others. Witnessing life in all those places would not only turn out to be an unforgettable and life changing experience, it would also serve to give me a better understanding of the issues down there. I timed my entry into the US to begin this ‘all-seeing’ mission overland to be in New Orleans for the Republican convention, populated of course by the very architects of the foreign policy that kept the people of where I was heading to oppressed. Even though this felt like I was entering into the belly of the beast it was worth it.”

¡Hasta La Victoria! is Grant Fleming’s first major exhibition after a 25-year career in photography. It is also a political landscape that he felt was in need of revisiting. “I’m going there!” remains a mantra that inspires him just as surely as “Who Let Him In?!” (the forthcoming book of his adventures) has proved the astonished response from doormen to dictators and assorted authority figures, unsure how to process the arrival or indeed manage the departure of East London’s restless and relentless son.

The Printspace - 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL

Exhibition continues till 20th of Nov 2013 - Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm

Prinspace Gallery website HERE

Dates: 

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 09:00 to Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 19:00

 
 
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The exhibition celebrates the history of acid house and international club culture across a variety of different mediums. As a graphic designer myself, the flyers and posters are of particular interest, and the content there is certainly varied and intriguing, whether you have a personal interest in the genre or not. Some of the imagery will be familiar to many, while other pieces are more obscure, and it’s this mixture which gives the exhibition a lot of it’s appeal.

The exhibition isn’t limited to printed content either, there are also films and documentaries showing all day, which are fascinating for fans of the scene and curious newcomers alike. adding further depth and context to the posters and flyers, making this a very well rounded and successfully curated show

Dates: 

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 19:00 to Monday, February 28, 2011 - 22:32

 
 
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ROGGYKEI is a fashion brand created by designers Hitoshi KOROGI (born in Kyoto in 1976) and Keiko MIYAKOSHI (born in Kobe in 1980). They started the brand in 2006, with the concept "Clothes as accessories, Accessories as clothes" and are based in Osaka. In 2011 they opened an atelier and gallery shop in Honmachi (Osaka). their usage of vivid colors and metallic materials gave them an innovative modern avant-garde couture style which attracted the attention of people from Japan and overseas. They have also made clothes for many musicians. In spring 2012, they started introducing their work at Paris Fashion Week.

ROGGYKEI is pleased to announce their latest collaboration with London based animation artist and long time collaborator with Red Gallery, Noriko Okaku, for their SS 2014 collection. Okaku has created two characters and a main pattern, which are based on the SS14 theme, Iron. The characters are named as Tetsuo and Tetsuko (Iron boy and Iron girl in Japanese.) The main pattern represents how Tetsuo has been created. Okaku will display a bespoke animation, which refers to the main pattern, along with RGGEYKEI exhibition at Red Gallery Kanteen.

Presenting SS 2014 Collection of ROGGYKEI. Collection based on "Iron Dualism" that are essential to our life. Not just about heaviness, neither about hardness, but about the story of TETSUO and TETSUKO.

SS 2014 of ROGGYKEI   5-7 Oct 2013 / 12:00 - 18:00

5 Oct / opening party / 17:00-22:00

Red Gallery Kantine, 84 - 86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL

ROGGYKEI website HERE

NORIKO wbsite HERE

FB EVENT PAGE HERE

Dates: 

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 12:00 to Monday, October 7, 2013 - 18:00

 
 
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