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Plaistow Artists’ Open Studios Day & ‘Memory of fire’ contemporary art exhibition
On the 28th of October 2017 various Plaistow and surrounding areas' studios, public spaces and artist’s homes will be opened for the public. Plaistow based Floating Artland Collective and Newham Council joins forces together for the Newham Heritage Week and invites you to meet art community of unexplored E13.
Wildly popular across the art communities of the world, Artists' Open Houses project first started in the city of Brighton, UK and now annually maps more than 1800 artists across hundreds of venues. However, it is the first time this type of event is happening in Newham Council, and hence Floating Artland Collective goes on a mission to discover hidden art culture of East End, provoke local art movement, collaboration and to showcase quality art to the local community. 'In Floating Artland Collective we believe in inclusion and within our events and performances we try to include as many different people as possible. To promote our exhibition event and Open Day, we are going to our local vegetable vendor to invite him, we are also inviting people at launderette, etc. Art has an unifying power and we want to showcase art to people who might not usually go to these types of events, because they find it too elitist or feel excluded.'
Floating Artland Collective
To promote the event, Floating Artland collective is organizing a contemporary art exhibition named 'Memory of Fire' at Plaistow Library. Opening event on 13th October 5:30pm is a celebration of London's multiculturalism and cultural heritage: Lithuanian and Bolivian artists Indra Gavenaite, Marcelo Rodriguez, Fabiola Retamozo and Luis Fabrizio Garcia Rios will exhibit visual art pieces and conceptual videos. The event will be enriched with traditional Andean music collective 'Sikuris sin fronteras' and Pagan Lithuanian ensemble 'Saduto'. Folkloric collectives will build the bridges not only between far away countries but also between the past and the future.
13th October 2017 'Memory of fire' exhibition opening event at Plaistow Library (79 North St, London E13 9HL)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1490163081076122/
28th October Plaistow Open Studios Artists' Map and information
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/183593978850686/