30th Apr 2010 2:00pm
CETLD Room, G5, Grand Parade
APPRI is pleased to announce Pil and Galia Kollectiv will be in visiting the University of Brighton to discuss their work this coming Friday. This event will be of particular interest to Faculty staff, PhD students and MA Fine Art, Inclusive Arts, BA CFAP & VPA students. Pil and Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration. Their work addresses the legacy of modernism and explores avant-garde discourses of the twentieth century and the way they operate in the context of a changing landscape of creative work and instrumentalised leisure. They are interested in the relationship between art and politics and the role irony plays in its current articulation. They often use choreographed movement and ritual as both an aesthetic and a thematic dimension, juxtaposing consumer rites and religious ceremonies.
They have had solo shows: 'Svetlana', at S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2008 and 'Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet' at The Showroom Gallery, London, 2007. They have also presented live work at the 2nd Herzliya Biennial, the 5th Berlin Biennial and the 5th Montreal Biennial, as well as at Late at Tate Britain, and their work has been exhibited in Apocatopia, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Roll it to Me, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. They are contributing editors at Art Papers and have written for many publications including Art Monthly and Mute. They work as lecturers in Fine Art at the University of Kent and are joint PhD candidates in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College.