In Conversation: Ruth Ewan and Chris Fite-Wassilak

Ruth Ewan

4 February 2015

Wednesday 4 February
7.00 - 7.45pm

Writer and curator Chris Fite-Wassilak talks to Ruth Ewan about often overlooked areas of political and social history, in response to her exhibition.

London-based artist Ruth Ewan brings to life the French Republican Calendar in a new work made for Camden Arts Centre’s Gallery 3. In use from 1793 until 1805, the calendar temporarily redefined and rationalised the Gregorian Calendar, stripping it of all religious references in post-revolutionary France. Months and weeks were restructured and seasons and days renamed in collaboration with artists, poets and horticulturalists to reflect the seasonality of nature and agriculture. For Ewan, the Republican Calendar is an inspiring and innovative example of collaboration between artists and the state. Ewan also presents two other projects in sites around Camden Arts Centre, including her ongoing work A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World (started in 2003) in the Café. The CD jukebox invites visitors to choose tracks from its growing catalogue of over 2,200 politically and socially motivated songs.

The space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have additional access requirements.

Full price: £4
Friend and concession: £3

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Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer, curator and a regular contributor to Frieze, Art Review and Art Monthly. Read a selection of reviews by Fite-Wassilak here

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