Utopia and Modernity, the first exhibition of Calvert 22’s Power and Architecture season, opens for public viewing on Sunday 12 June.
The four interconnected installments of the Power and Architecture season will exhibit new and existing work by artists from across the new east region, presenting various facets of architecture’s relationship to power. These will range from the modernist vision of the socialist city to the participation of the individual in the activation of public space and the afterlife of cities built for a utopia that was never realised.
Utopia and Modernity will run from 12 June — 3 July, and will be followed by Dead space and ruins (7 July – 7 August 2016). The third installment of the season will be Citizen activated space — Museum of Skateboarding from 11 August – 11 September 2016, and The afterlives of Modernity — shared values and routines will run from 15 September – 9 October 2016.
The Power and Architecture exhibition programme will be accompanied by a conference and a number of related talks, a series of architectural workshops connecting London and Prague, and extensive curated digital content on The Calvert Journal, a part of which is available here.
More information on the season can be found here.