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Creating Ruin – Lada Nakonechna in residence

26th Jun 2018

On Friday 6 July from 6pm, join Reading International for the launch of Creating Ruin, an exhibition by Lada Nakonechna. The artist has been in residence in June and July responding to one of Reading’s most renowned historical sites, the Reading Abbey Ruins.

In her work for Reading International Lada Nakonechna will be focusing on the contradictory yet inherently connected notions of creativity and violence. She will be producing fragments of drawings for a new online publication as a communal activity and fragile instrument for social change which will include contributions from the public and other artists.

The project will be presented during an event at the Abbey Gateway between 5 – 7 July, which will exclusively open to the public to showcase the project. During this time the artist will lead workshops where participants will be invited to contribute to the development of the work through a series of drawing exercises, and to take part in conversations around what it means to ‘create ruin’. An online publication will be developed in collaboration with designer and researcher Lozana Rossenova to create a communal approach to building digital archives.

For more information about the residency and public workshops visit Reading International.

Image: Made in Ukraine, Lada Nakonechna.

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