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THE PROVOCATION

Exhibition: 24th – 28th of June 2011, vz gallery (London)

On the hottest day so far this summer in London (over 30 degree) I was wondering around the east side of London, known to some as Banglatown or widely more recognised Brick Lane. Desperately seeking for affordable sandals, interesting galleries and less crowded places, I ran across an eye-catching exhibition.

Photographs by Konsthopp

These work are by the St. Petersburg born artist, Dmitry Oskin. Oskin is a former stylist and his background within the “body obsessed” fashion industry, clearly affects his stunning approach to photography. Since he moved to London, 2009 Oskin has mainly focused on fashion photography. Influences for this ensemble include the world of high fashion, the media’s addiction to the perfect human form, and the effects of religion, sex, money and politics. With his first solo exhibition, “The provocation” may be Oskin´s entrance into the world of art.

And after hours of walking, many prays to God for less heat, more money and world peace, I found the perfect pair of comfortable leather sandals.

I just can´t get enough of Brick Lane!

Date: 24th – 28th of June 2011

Artist: Dmitry Oskin

Place: vz gallery, Cheshire street 28, London

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“OLD BOOTS, NEW LACES”

Closing: 26th of June 2011, Pop-up gallery above VIBE Bar (London)

Are shoes one of your “guilty pleasure¨? Then you probably have one of those.

Many were literally bowled over by the return of Dr. Martens couple of years ago. For some people, a “screaming” reminder of the fashion experimentation of their teenage years, that we usually make fun of. Shortly after, when it was obvious that the shoes were in fact, very trendy, everyone stopped joking about them, bought a pair and became addicted (well we still make jokes about Buffalo´s!).

Now, even in new form, Dr. Martens were the focal point of a newly passed group exhibition at Brick Lane.  10 pairs were supplied by Doctor Martens, re-designed by the exhibition artists and sold on the behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. Only few pair were left when Konsthopp was there.

Photographs by Konsthopp

It was a truly broad-based exhibition in general, displaying unique oils, aerosol works, ink drawings, urban glass sculpture and limited edition prints. And last but not least, a few colorful pair of the “eternal” Dr. Martens.

The conceptual artist, Ben Oakley curated the show but he also runs “The Ben Oakley Gallery” in Greenwich (London).

Date: 17th – 26th of June 2011

Agent provocateurs: Rowan Newton, Asboluv, Stuart Mcalpine Miller, Carne Griffiths, Gonny Van Hulst, Ben Oakley, Mark Perronet, GaryAlford, Theo Szarowicz, Yvonne Wayling.

Place: Pop-up gallery above the VIBE bar, 91-95 Brick Lane, London

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