Holly Argent: Interleaving the Archive (Group Action with KK)

@ Tyneside Cinema

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28 March 2019

Argent’s performative lecture brings together spoken semi-fictive narrative, photographic transparents and live video-feed projection around the archive of Polish artists duo Przemyslaw Kwiek and Zofia Kulik (KwieKulik or ‘KK’).

KwieKulik’s work challenged their situation as artists working under communist rule in Warsaw in the People’s Republic of Poland between 1971-87. Argent’s script illuminates her own subjective experience of researching KwieKulik’s activities, which included earning, creating, dancing, mailing, commentating and archive making. The performance meditates on KwieKulik’s relevance to the current status of ‘art workers’ in contemporary capitalist economies.

Holly Argent

Holly Argent is an artist based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Through a research-based artist practice she brings together various materials, often using archives as a starting point. She leads the ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’, a resource that contributes to the history of women artists working in the North East of England, which recently manifested as an exhibition and public programme at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead. She has presented work in: CGP, Art Houses, Studio is Sudden: with Giles Bailey and CIRCA Projects, The Northern Charter and Ex Libris Gallery at Newcastle University. Zofia Kulik had her first UK solo exhibition in Newcastle in 1995 at Zone Gallery (1992 – 1998). Argent’s performance will also incorporate research around this event.

Selected as part of the Projections open call at Tyneside Cinema.

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

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