When: 23rd – 26th November 2017 (Thursday & Friday by RSVP only, open to the public on Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 6pm)
Where: Stolen Space Gallery, 17th Osborn Street, London, E1 6TD
£: Free, but guests will need to join the event on Calio and show the app for entry.
What is it?
The Social Paradox, a pop up street art exhibition – focusing on and highlighting our over reliance on technology and social media – will take place at the Stolen Space Gallery in London this month.
For the exhibition, hosted by Calio, ten popular street artists from around the world have been commissioned to portray, in their own styles, The Social Paradox. Artists involved include iHeart, London Police, Mad Steez, Mau Mau, Myneandyours, Nafir, and Word To Mother.
Technology has added many benefits to society, from giving us greater choice and information, to allowing us to connect with many people from all around the world. However the downside of this has become more apparent in recent times. While people are virtually connected, there is an obvious separation between people in the real world. The technology meant to bring us closer to the people furthest away, is taking us further away from the people closest to us.
Every piece of art is exclusive to this exhibition, bringing artists from Canada, Italy, America, Dubai, Iran, Norway and London, with each artist giving their own interpretation of the social problem.
FourPure, an up and coming Bermondsey based craft brewery will be at providing the craft beer at the event; whilst Butler’s Gin, a Hackney Based gin company, will be creating special cocktails.
Calio is a new personal calendar app, making it easier to organise events with friends and family. Its aim is to encourage people to use technology and social media in the right way.
More info: www.calio.co.uk/events