Opening Reception: DRAF Summer Programme @ DRAF - David Roberts Art Foundation, London [4 May]

Opening Reception: DRAF Summer Programme

18:30 - 21:00

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DRAF - David Roberts Art Foundation
Symes Mews 37 Camden High Street, NW1 7JE London, United Kingdom
Join us to celebrate a new group exhibition by tenth guest curators Kunsthalle Lissabon. Meanwhile, a new poetry project in the gallery and online is launched with a programme of performances.

7.30pm – Joshua Idehen
8pm – Penny Goring
8.30pm – Liv Wynter

Curators' Series #10. Greater than the Sum
by Kunsthalle Lissabon
to 29 Jul 2017

The 10th edition of DRAF Curators’ Series presents Greater than the Sum, an exhibition by Kunsthalle Lissabon, a contemporary art space in Lisbon founded in 2009 by João Mourão and Luis Silva. It presents works by artists André Guedes, Diogo Evangelista, Mounira Al Solh, Céline Condorelli & Amalia Pica, Jonathas de Andrade and Laure Prouvost.

Greater than the Sum is a pan-European collaboration departing from Kunsthalle Lissabon’s original and dynamic curatorial approach; which places ‘radical hospitality’ – defined as sociability, solidarity and generosity – at the core of the institution. The exhibition revisits some of the close collaborations with artists that have shaped their programme. The six installations present ideas of friendship, community and playfulness, and many are themselves products of collaborations.

The Curators’ Series is supported by Arts Council England. Greater than the Sum is supported by Gulbenkian Foundation and the Camões Institute.

(Enter — Greek chorus into the echo chamber). A series of text-based interventions communicated and explored by Liv Wynter
to 29 Jul 2017

An open lounge in DRAF Gallery displays new sculptures and posters by Penny Goring, an audio work by Katrina Palmer and a video by Caspar Heinemann. Through the course of the project, artists and poets will activate the space. Concurrently, online interventions include videos, sound works, social media takeovers and live digital performances by Rose Goddard, Caspar Heinemann, Munesu Mukombe and Liv Wynter.

A call to arms – a confession – a break up via facebook messenger – a greek chorus enters an echo chamber – a radio loses signal and a television changes channels. In a time of ‘post truth’ – where language is diffusing but not dissipating – our narratives are becoming forcefully blurred. It is the duty of the writer to intervene and to be intrusive, to write emotively, truthfully and resist the symbiosis of human and toxic algorithm. Rinse, repeat, repost.

DRAF live events and education are supported by Arts Council England and DRAF Galleries Circle.
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