Hackney Wickipedia

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Hackney Wickipedia
Curated by: Leo Cohen, Sydney Southam

White Post Lane
Hackney Wick
London E9 5EN
United Kingdom
July 30th, 2010 - August 1st, 2010
Opening: July 30th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM



The Gadjee Collective Presents "Hackney Wickipedia"

FRI 30 JUL - SAT 31 JUL - SUN 01 AUG

"Hackney Wickipedia" is a group show which celebrates the Hackney Wick, touching on many random and dispersed historical facts upon which it has been founded and developed. Over the last few years it has regenerated, becoming a cultural magnet for creative individuals who have moved into the area, forming a community for themselves, making use of the industrial space and the resources it has to offer. This show comprises a group of artists from many different nationalities, backgrounds, cultures and identities who are outsiders of Hackney Wick itself. Each artist responds to Hackney Wick through their artwork with reference to either the history and/or the contemporary culture, relative to their own artistic interpretations. Their artistic media is: painting, drawing, sculpture, site-specific art, photography, video, performance and installation.

The Gadjee Collective is a group of emerging artists based mostly in London, but who hail from many different backgrounds or nations, including France, Greece, Canada, Germany,Czech Republic, Poland and Britain. Their creative backgrounds are varied, but many of the artists study or have graduated from internationally renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

The collective was formed with the idea of mobility at its core, with the artists planning exhibitions in different European cities, responding to each place in a different way and with their own unique perspective. To date, the collective has organized, curated and created original work for three exhibitions, the first in London at the Rag Factory, with subsequent exhibitions in Dublin and Barcelona. The Hackney Wicked Festival is the perfect opportunity for the collective to turn its talents to London once again.

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