The Pil and Galia Collective accepted an invitation from the Curators and Critics Programme and the Sculpture Studio at UMPRUM, where it will hold a workshop as part of the school’s open days on 17 November on the future of archaeology, which reacts to the newly formed collection at the studio.
During their visit they will also present their new exhibition at present being hosted by London’s Hayward Gallery. As part of the cycle “Talks at tranzitdisplay” the collective has prepared a lecture on entitled Concrete Ideology / Real Abstraction and will speak of selected themes featured in their art projects and criticism and about their motivation as curators.
Pil and Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration. Their work explores the legacy of the avant-garde in the changing context of creative work and instrumentalised leisure. They are interested in the relationship between art and politics and the role irony and belief play in its current articulation. Their band WE extends the role of music in their artwork, as well as their interrogation of the construction of individuality and collectivity. They are also the directors of artist run project space xero, kline & coma in London. They have a joint PhD. in fine art from Goldsmiths College and work as lecturers in Fine Art at the University of Reading.
Pil and Galia have had solo shows, Terminal Equilibrium at Trade, Nottingham, and Suck the Living Labour at Ort, Birmingham. The Future Trilogy at Te Tuhi Center for the Arts, New Zealand, 2010, 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 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 4th Athens Biennial, the 5th Berlin Biennial and the 5th Montreal Biennial, as well as at Kunsthall Oslo, Arnolfini, Bristol, Late at Tate Britain and ICA London. They are currently exhibiting in Mirrorcity at the Hayward Gallery, London.