Shiftwork ‘GYPSY MAKER 3’

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Daniel Baker  Shamus McPhee  Artur Conka Billy Kerry Ambivalence towards Roma continues to endure in the minds of Europeans. The figure of the Gypsy has greatly influenced artists and thinkers of the avant-garde from the nineteenth-century romantics to the Bohemians of the early twentieth century. Such unorthodox approaches to creative living, as personified by the Gypsy, have an important role …

The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe

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Time: 25.08.17–28.01.18  10:00–18:00 Location: Kumu exhibition spaces The exhibition looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few. The revolution of 1989/1991 and the subsequent opening to the world and globalisation processes allowed citizens of the former Eastern bloc personal mobility on an unprecedented scale. The region’s new, …

InterRailing: A Cultural Engine

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12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU Many artists in the 1980s and 90s travelled by train from city to town across Europe, visiting art collections, architecture, landscapes and people; usually in a concentrated month that changed their lives. Paul Ryan’s sketchbooks archive several of these journeys, and will be displayed alongside artworks, tickets, manuscripts, photographs, …