Paolo Virno’s “Virtuosity and Revolution”

Provoked by the presentation of British artists Pil and Galia’s The Future Trilogy, part of Cineworks’s contribution to the Signal and Noise festival, May’s meeting will feature Paolo Virno’s essay “Virtuosity and Revolution.”

The Pil and Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration. Their work addresses the legacy of modernism and explores avant garde discourses of the twentieth century and the way they operate in the context of a changing landscape of creative work and instrumentalized leisure. They are interested in the relationship between art and politics and the role irony plays in its current articulation and often use choreographed movement and ritual as both an aesthetic and a thematic dimension, juxtaposing consumer rites and religious ceremonies. They are contributing editors at Art Papers and have written for many publications including Art Monthly and Mute. They have presented live work at the 2nd Herzliya Biennial, the 5th Berlin Biennial and the 5th Montreal Biennial, as well as at Late at Tate Britain. They have had solo shows at The Showroom, London and S1 Artspace, Sheffield, and their work has been exhibited in Apocatopia, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Roll it to Me, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. They work as lecturers in Fine Art at the University of Kent.

reading Paolo Virno’s “Virtuosity and Revolution”
Cineworks [1131 Howe, back lane entrance], Vancouver BC
31 May 2010, 18:00