Collages: Sergei Sviatchenko in conversation with Rick Poynor

Please join us at the Calvert 22 Bookshop for the UK launch of Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages, the gorgeous monograph on the work of the leading collage artist.

You’ll be able to hear Sergei Sviatchenko in conversation with the book’s editor Rick Poynor as they discuss the new publication, today’s image culture, and the career of an artist who continues to create a unique body of work that is at once graphic, otherworldly and totally unexpected.

We’ll also be screening Mirror by Mirror, a short film by Sergei Sviatchenko and Noriko Okaku dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Mirror. The film won First Prize at the Lucca International Film Festival (2013).

FREE, RSVP required

About the book

This is the first monograph to focus exclusively on the prolific collage output of Sergei Sviatchenko, a leading figure in the contemporary collage world. Edited by Rick Poynor, whose essay provides an engaging critical overview, it gathers Sviatchenko’s most significant work from the past 10 years and shows little seen collages from his early years in Ukraine before he moved in 1990 to live and work in Denmark.

This beautifully designed monograph is illustrated with 165 images selected to bring out salient themes in Sviatchenko’s continuing development as one of the most rigorous and provocative collage artists working today.

Published by Schlebrügge.Editor. Designed by James Greenhow.

About the artist

Sergei Sviatchenko is a Ukrainian-born artist based in Denmark whose work has been exhibited in Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, the UK and the USA. After an architectural education in Ukraine, his early output was based on collage, which remains central to his thinking and practice. In 2002, he founded Senko Studio, a non-profit exhibition space in Viborg, Denmark. He is also founder of Close Up and Private, a photography project dedicated to the visual language of classic style in clothing.

About the editor

Rick Poynor is a writer, lecturer and curator, specialising in visual culture. He was the founding editor of Eye magazine, co-founder of Design Observer and author of numerous books including Obey the Giant: Life 
in the Image World (2001), No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003), and Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008). He is a former Visiting Professor in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.