Subversive Play

September - October 2018
Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


  
Artists challenging mechanisms of social control

The exhibition focuses on the theme of the game as a critical concept and means of expression. It deals with objects and playgrounds as a field filled with contradictory expectations, created for and with the human body. We usually associate the game with freedom and creativity, but it often includes social norms deeply embedded in institutional structures. By documenting and recreating different play spaces, the artists evoke the lack of transparency of these norms, which determine the ways of movement and behaviour of the human body in public space.

 

Curator, Izabel Galliera

Did you ask first?  Acrylic
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Did you ask first? / Acrylic
  • Subversive Play / Structura Gallery, Sofia
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • Parklife Sofia / Found concrete, cloth and wood
  • this / that / Photographic print
  • Rules of the Game / Limited edition book
Parklife Sofia detail  Found concrete, cloth and wood
The art of killing gods / Single channel video 3:35
Geo Milev, Sofia, Bulgaria  
Where we are

We spent three weeks in Sofia finding materials and creating work on site at Structura Gallery. We initially stayed in Geo Milev, a suburb a few kilometers out in one of the Soviet built apartment blocks that dominate the landscape and then moved closer in for the rest of our time, living close to the gallery.

  • Sofia  / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria
  • Sofia / Bulgaria