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6pm - 7pm


TrAIN Open Live Event with Artist GLUKLYA

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Join us for this TrAIN Open Live Event with the Russian Dutch artist GLUKLYA Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya focusing on her latest project Clinic of the Sun Care.

The event will address Gluklya’s work, from installation to performance, video, text and social research, in order to explore the concept of fragility and relationships between the internal and external, private and public.

It takes format of ‘20-20-20’ and will comprise of Gluklya’s 20-minute presentation, 20- minute discussion between Gluklya and Dr Djurdja Bartlett, and 20-minute Q&A session, where the audience is invited to submit their questions.

The event is free, but booking is essential.

Gluklya’s work has been widely exhibited in Russia and abroad. 

In 1995, shortly after graduating from the Mukhina Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Gluklya co-founded the artist collective The Factory of Found Clothes (FFC). Since 2003, she is a co-founder and member of the artists’ collective Chto Delat (What Is to Be Done).

In 2012, FFC was reformulated into The Utopian Unemployment Union, within which Gluklya has constructed situations that allowed for encounters among people from different social groups – illegal migrants and ballet dancers, pensioners and students, unemployed young men and women - who would not have the opportunity to meet in everyday life.

In 2017, Gluklya immersed herself in the research of the integration politics and its implications for newcomers in the former prison Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam, which culminated with the performative demonstration Carnival of Oppressed Feelings. At the end of 2019-beginning of 2020, she conducted her latest artistic research in Indonesia, where she has been searching for trauma, fragility and rituals of the colonial past, and found them in the oppression to which the female textile workers have been exposed in the local factories producing fast fashion items for the global market.

Throughout her artistic practice Gluklya shares the collective’s feminist emancipatory approach, the demand for equality, interest in micro politics, emotions and sensitivity, poetry and activist self-education and co-creation.

Photo: Gluklya’s work Clothes for Demonstration Against False Election of Vladimir Putin has been presented at the 56th Venice Biennale of Art, All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor in 2015. Courtesy of the artist.