Salon Group Show

Overview

A Salon for the 21st Century 

Hotbeds for new creative talent but also spaces for political and cultural debate, the salons of eighteenth century Paris were the galleries and art fairs of today. They were critical centres of artistic and political discourse. The salon can be defined as a place or setting that offers the potential for people to meet, it allows for a unique environment of socialisation and education where ideas about the arts, literature, politics and current affairs can be discussed and debated. Throughout history, there have been many derivations of the salon which existed all across Europe from the 14th to 18th centuries.

 

During the Enlightenment, French salons acted as incubators for social and cultural innovation. Within the arts, the salons served as both cultural hubs and platforms for the exchange of often radical ideas that continue to influence the cultural fabric and practises of the visual arts as we know them. Salon 2022, a new exhibition curated and organised by the team at TSIVRIKOS SHAKE, will reimagine the idea of the salon by bringing together a diverse group of artists committed to exploring contemporary concepts of expression, language, and identity – ideas that both influence and define cultural and societal developments in the 21st century

 

In a return to the illustrious tradition of the eighteenth century salon, ‘Salon 2022’ showcases the work of eleven different artists, each working in different media and exploring different themes, from landscape and nature to minds and bodies, to environmental issues and sustainability and our relationship with technology and self presentation in the digital age. Despite operating across a range of media, the artists are united in their celebration of materiality and pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium, be it the recycled materials of Svetlana Bogatcheva’s sculptures to the dense, richly textured canvases of Geoff Uglow’s paintings or the colourful, playful textile of Anne Von Freiburg’s work. 
 

Much like the salons of the nineteenth century, Salon 2022 aims to open a dialogue, promote discourse and spark debate.

 
Salon 2022 features works by: Anne von Freyburg, Geoff Uglow, El Seed, Gary Komarin, Simona Sharafudinov, Fernanda Galvao, Piers Alsop, Hugo Lami, Josh Rowell and Banksy
Works
  • El Seed Perception IV, 2019
    El Seed
    Perception IV, 2019
  • Anne von Freyburg I Want Candy (After Fragonard), 2022
    Anne von Freyburg
    I Want Candy (After Fragonard), 2022
  • Anne von Freyburg Untitled (After Fragonard) I, 2021
    Anne von Freyburg
    Untitled (After Fragonard) I, 2021
  • Anne von Freyburg Untitled (After Fragonard), 2021
    Anne von Freyburg
    Untitled (After Fragonard), 2021
  • Gary Komarin Dirty White Hat Hill Road, 2015
    Gary Komarin
    Dirty White Hat Hill Road, 2015
  • Simona Sharafudinov Scapegoat , 2022
    Simona Sharafudinov
    Scapegoat , 2022
  • Simona Sharafudinov Landscape (Ripple-Trickle-Swell), 2022
    Simona Sharafudinov
    Landscape (Ripple-Trickle-Swell), 2022
  • Simona Sharafudinov Landscape (Crossroads), 2022
    Simona Sharafudinov
    Landscape (Crossroads), 2022
  • Simona Sharafudinov Landscape (Sunrise-Sunset), 2022
    Simona Sharafudinov
    Landscape (Sunrise-Sunset), 2022
  • Geoff Uglow Chorus , 2022
    Geoff Uglow
    Chorus , 2022
  • Geoff Uglow Sacha, 2012
    Geoff Uglow
    Sacha, 2012
  • Geoff Uglow Wave , 2020
    Geoff Uglow
    Wave , 2020
  • Piers Alsop Carnival, 2018
    Piers Alsop
    Carnival, 2018
  • Piers Alsop AAAAA, 2021 -2022
    Piers Alsop
    AAAAA, 2021 -2022
  • Piers Alsop OOpF, 2021 - 2022
    Piers Alsop
    OOpF, 2021 - 2022
  • Piers Alsop UGH AH, 2021 - 2022
    Piers Alsop
    UGH AH, 2021 - 2022
  • Piers Alsop ZZZT, 2021 - 2022
    Piers Alsop
    ZZZT, 2021 - 2022
  • Fernanda Galvao Entre a Terra e a Terra, 2021
    Fernanda Galvao
    Entre a Terra e a Terra, 2021
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Blue , 2021
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Blue , 2021
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Rebirth (Light Pink) , 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Light Pink) , 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Rebirth (Vivid Green), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Vivid Green), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Toteme I (Cadmium Red), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Toteme I (Cadmium Red), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva Inevitability of a Bright Future, 2021
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Inevitability of a Bright Future, 2021
  • Hugo Lami King in the Clouds , 2022
    Hugo Lami
    King in the Clouds , 2022
  • Hugo Lami Lèche-moi sous la Lune, 2021
    Hugo Lami
    Lèche-moi sous la Lune, 2021
  • Hugo Lami One World, Two Beliefs #2, 2020
    Hugo Lami
    One World, Two Beliefs #2, 2020
  • Josh Rowell Hero to Leander Part 1 , 2022
    Josh Rowell
    Hero to Leander Part 1 , 2022
  • Josh Rowell Hero to Leander Part 2, 2022
    Josh Rowell
    Hero to Leander Part 2, 2022
  • Banksy Police Kids (Jack and Jill), 2005
    Banksy
    Police Kids (Jack and Jill), 2005