Impington Village College
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
New Rd, Cambridge CB24 9LX
South East England
Impington Village College, Festival of Ideas Cambridge

As part of the 75th anniversary of the Walter Gropius’ Modernist Building, issues of art and the rural; power embodied in space; memory and place are addressed through sculpture, drawing and film by artist Elena Cologni, with a virtual intervention by theoretician Cristina Bogdan.

The exhibition is the result of the research artist Elena Cologni conducted as part of a residency at Impington Village College, adopting an ‘art as interface in society’ approach. In particular into the use of the building by the rural community (eg. agricultural workers migrating to the area in1930’s) in relation to power and space informed the resulting artworks. The work done is also contextualised by theoretician Cristina Bogdan’s specially commissioned virtual tour, which can be activated on site, unlocking new dimensions.

The programme of related events also includes:
25 October: Art and the rural, workshop led by Rebecca Beinart (Primary Nottingham). The workshop is an opportunity to discuss how nature and the rural can be articulated through art, and the ways that our cultural framing of nature changes the way we act upon it.

29 October:. Power and Space, drawing and movement workshop led by Elena Cologni (rockfluid). This is an opportunity to discuss and test the relationship between space and power through art in response to modernist architecture (informed by Henri Lefebvre and Merlau-Ponty, and meta-modernism)

31 October: GROPIUS’ IMPINGTON, power and space, art and the rural, Symposium. This will include contributions by: Ian Hunter (Merzbarn project and Littoral project) , Gulsen Bal (Open Systems Vienna), Cristina Bodgan (Sorbonne Paris, metamodernism), among others.
The events have limited number access, please book at the weblink available

This is funded through the Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, supported by Impington Village College 75th Anniversary Festival, Cambridge Central Library Collections and produced by rockfluid

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