Ben Uri begins its programme of Talking Art discussions on Art and Migration with Art as a Political Tool: Threat or Benefit? With speakers Sima Toropov-Vassilieva, Dr Nicola Kozicharow and James Butterwick.
A look into the role of art as a political tool used for resistance and opposition.
Reflecting on its current exhibition Yalta 1945, by Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, the panel will provoke a wider analysis of their works, artistic movement and experiences.
Internationally recognised artist Sima Toropov-Vassilieva was a member of the Russian Sots-Art movement and has exhibited internationally and in London (Royal Academy of Arts, Ben Uri, Gallery Forty-Seven, Heifer Gallery). She also has extensive experience in theatre and TV.
Dr Nicola Kozicharow
Kozicharow is an Affiliated Lecturer working in the History of Art Department at Cambridge University and specialising in Modern Russian Art. She has presented papers on different aspects of Russian Art at international conferences.
James Butterwick is the director of James Butterwick Gallery specialising in Russian and European Fine Art. Butterwick will be giving a valuable insight into the history and perception of Russian art.
Join us to discuss, debate and engage.
Drinks will be provided.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.
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