Playroom: Russian artists feature in London exhibition rethinking home decor

Playroom: Russian artists feature in London exhibition rethinking home decor
Union Club Studios (Image: Union Club Studios / Facebook)

1 March 2016

Playroom, an exhibition offering a different look at furniture and domestic experience, opens today in London’s Soho.

The first in a series of curatorial projects by Olga MacKenzie and Sasha Galitzine, Playroom brings 15 artists together to turn an old uninhabited Georgian building in the heart of Soho into an imaginary home. The exhibition examines the domestic environment as an installation indicative of the rituals and way of life we embrace as consumers, and implicitly poses the question — what’s the point of all this?

In addition to the curators, who are of Russian origin, Playroom also features two Russian artists.

St Petersburg-born Egor Kraft, who currently works in between London, Vienna and St Petersburg, will be exhibiting his New Color work at Playroom, while Nika Neelova from Moscow will exhibit an untitled work centered on stacked IKEA chairs.

Playroom will take place from 1 — 6 March at Union Club Studios at 49 Greek Street in London’s Soho. More information can be found here.