TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 6pm – 9pm
Private view: Tuesday May 8th
70-74 City Rd
London, EC1Y 2BJ
Tube: Old Street
One Year and Four Months. It isn’t a maths problem. One Year and Four Months is a photography exhibition by the very talented, Bilal Mustapha. Focusing on the documentation of style on the streets of London, highlighting the unique individuals and the many styles he comes across on a daily basis. Shooting mostly on the streets of the London allows Bilal to capture his subjects in their natural element. Bilal’s interest does not just solely focus on what brands or pieces of clothing an individual is wearing, but more interestingly how that individual expresses and carries his or hers style for the rest the world to see (Source: Better Never Than Late).
Significantly all the work for the exhibition has been produced over the past year and four months. With the intentions of allowing the audience to see a sense of progression in Bilal’s work and the visual changes within fashion over a short space of time and from season to season.
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TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 11am – 7pm
@ Tony’s Galllery
68 Sclater st
London, E1 6HR
Tube: Shoreditch Hight St
Tony’s Gallery is exhibiting the debut UK solo exhibition by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek; entitled: “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”.
Renowned for her use of crocheted yarn as a medium both indoors and on the street, the artist has created a major installation and sculptural environment: a distinctive Olek-esque living room filled with domestic objects of all kinds. These, along with the gallery walls and floor, have been entirely covered in crochet.
For this exhibition, Olek has drawn inspiration from her experiences of living in the UK over the past few months and assimilating into British culture, as reflected in recent works such as her crocheted London black cab, a piece produced outside of Tony’s in November. The show’s title is a direct quote from ‘I do not expect’, an appliquéd blanket produced by Tracey Emin in 2002.
Olek was recently listed in the Artinfo article ‘See the Women Who Shook Up the Art World in 2011’ alongside Anita Zabludowicz, Marina Abramovic and Mera Rubell and has also been listed in “The 25 most important artists of 2011”.
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TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 10am – 6pm
32-37 Cowper Street
www.xoyo.co.uk / www.owerko.com
While in Tokyo in 2001, photographer Lyle Owerko found a mint late-seventies Victor JVC at an outdoor market. Having already been a collector, his hunt began for more rare and obscure models. Beloved by rappers, b-boys, dancers, political protestors, and punks, a siren call to gather and dance, the boombox reminds us of when music was a collective experience and the street was a club. Owerko spent years collecting and photographing a remarkable set of vintage boomboxes, resulting in an arresting, unexpected photoseries of these cult objects.
The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, and The Urban Underground, featuring a introduction by Spike Lee. This is the first time the full exhibition will be on public display in the UK.
Time to bust your best moves!
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