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Hush Hush: Conversations with Myself

Concrete Assembly is an artist-led collective composed of Pietro Bardini, Cosima Cobley Carr and Maisie Linford, who met in 2017 as members of the Barbican’s Young Visual Arts Group, learning from established artists, devising workshops at Barbican OpenFest and producing work for and curating Common Ground.

This exhibition supported by Arts Council Englang will be at Yinka Shonibare’s East London gallery, Guest Projects, this summer. It features works by Dagmar Schürrer, Melanie Eckersley, Cosima Cobley Carr and Pietro Bardini.

Hush Hush: Coversations with Myself focuses on the concept of dialogical self, a theory that uses self and dialogue to better understand self and society. The artists works highlight and challenge how we relate to our environment of material and the ever-increasing array of immaterial and digital objects, how one’s individual voice is affected by our online representations, the relationship between individuality and creativity, as well as how we relate to those whose inner lives seem strange or unfamiliar.

Alongside the exhibition is an events program that hopes to encourage a broader conversation and connection to the works, with drinks available thanks to our drinks sponsor Old Blue Last Beer.

6.30–9pm Fri 17 Aug
PV with a live performance by Cephalopedia, an international group of experimental artists and performers, combining neuroscience and with traditional and innovative sound media and performance art

6–11.30pm Sat 18 Aug
Music Event with live performances from dreamy synth pop artists Pet Grotesque and Optic Nerve and DJ sets from Pietro and Katie Fiore

6–9pm Sun 19 Aug 
Dinner with the Artists (tickets via crowdfunding)

Tickets for the events program are FREE but if you’d like to support new artists, visit our crowdfunding page with thanks to Old Blue Last Beer and special artist gifts and experiences available for our supporters.


Opus 2018

Open call for scores.

Unpublished and want to hear your music live? Enter Opus for your chance to:

  • Get commissioned for a UK tour
  • Recieve mentoring from James MacMillan
  • Have you rperformacne feature folk musician Hannah Rarity
  • Workshop with Britten Sinfonia musicians

Enter now:

Deadline: Friday 19 Oct 2018