The Runaway Fingers 2016

The Runaway Fingers – Pushkin House, London 29th September – 12th November 2016

Curated by XAP artist Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh in partnership with Pushkin House, The Runaway Fingers exhibition is a response to the imaginative world of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950), a little-known Russian writer who described himself as being ‘known for being unknown’.  Living under the restrictions of early Soviet Russia, his imaginative language and playful spirit create fantastical worlds where hands detach themselves from their owners in an attempt to live an independent life, and tiny living spaces can be willed to expand.

Using a variety of media, including paintings, photography, video and interactive installations, seven artists explore their response to two of Krzhizhanovsky’s Seven Stories (translated into English by Joanne Turnbull) –  “Runaway Fingers”(1922) & “Quadraturin”(1926)

The exhibition included Open Studio visits, an Exhibition tour and a Symposium (3/11/2016)

Artists: Nick Clark, Laura Dekker, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Ana Oak, Ed Saye, Liz Sergeant, Dina Varpahovsky

Curator: Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh

Pushkin House, 5 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA