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andipa contemporary is proud to announce Global Model Village, installation artist Slinkachu’s third solo show with the gallery, set to coincide with the worldwide publication of his third book of the same title. From new York, Beijing and Moscow to cape Town, Bridgetown and london, Slinkachu has created his ‘little people’ installations within real urban contexts worldwide in a quest to illustrate and highlight our sociological, political and economical plights. The scale of his creations, left in their exterior environments, encourage us to expect the unexpected, to see where normally we do not look; their juxtapositions open up a realm of possibilities and challenge the audience to consider the plight of the everyman. Global Model Village will feature a broad selection of these international works. as Slinkachu has been abandoning these tiny model people on the gritty city streets, left to fend for themselves, his works are documented and presented through the photographic medium. The exhibition features a stunning selection of newly released limited edition prints and installations.
Working his way around the globe, Slinkachu’s miniature installations focus on the common denominators of humankind, the dramas of hope and tragedy, loneliness and humour amongst the millions living in the metropolis. in ‘The Food chain’, tiny ﬁgurines continue their back-breaking work of planting rice in a makeshift manhole paddy ﬁeld, unaware of Beijing’s city life speeding past on the nearby road – a reﬂection on the reality of the labour intensive rice production that keeps the world fed and the workers over-worked and unrewarded... the invisibles working in a street aptly named ‘Gui Jie’ (Ghost Street). Over in cape Town’s District Six, we are party to a treacherous yet joyful looking ‘School Run’; the thumb-sized hopefuls, smartly dressed and heavily laden with books, make their way across a barbed wire tightrope. With bright colours and blue skies, the optimistic wire-slashed image appears an allegorical representation of the sad history of District Six, known for the forced removal of 60,000 inhabitants during the 1970’s apartheid regime.
andipa Gallery has been publishing Slinkachu’s work and representing the artist since 2008. in 2009 Boxtree’s publication “little People in the city: The Street art of Slinkachu” became the best-selling art book in the uk.
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“The world is going to the dogs. You read about it in the papers every day… The good old days are long gone and the only thing to look forward to is a steady decline, leading to the inevitable apocalypse… But there are more immediate concerns for us, because the train is late and it’s already 8.45 a.m. The baby was awake all night and the kids are bunking oﬀ school. letters from the bank are stacking up, unopened. The view from the oﬃce window is another oﬃce window… and one side of the bed is always empty. and we are all waiting for those days when the sun breaks through the clouds and, for once, the city looks… perhaps not so bad after all... These are the real dramas, this is the real news… Despite all our diﬀerences, this is what unites us, the ‘little people’.” Slinkachu, Global Model Village
School Run, 2011, District 6, cape Town, South africa / previous page: context shot
all alone, 2012, VDnkh area, Moscow, Russia / left page: context shot
Early Mid-life crisis, 2011, Reichstag, Berlin, Germany / right page: context shot
Skyscraping, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park, new York, uSa / left page: context shot
Branded, 2012, Saint-Germain-des-PrĂŠs, Paris, France / left page: context shot
Slinkachuâ€™s miniature installations focus on the common denominators of humankind, the dramas of hope and tragedy, loneliness and humour amongst the millions living in the metropolis.
all-Star nobody, 2011, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, new York, uSa / previous page: context shot
Exit Strategy, 2011, Mid-levels area, hong kong / left page: context shot
hanging On, 2011, Mong kok, kowloon, hong kong / left page: context shot
The scale of his creations, left in their exterior environments, encourage us to expect the unexpected, to see where normally we do not lookâ€Ś
into the Wind, 2012, Bolshoy Moskvoretskiy Bridge (Red Square/ kremlin), Moscow, Russia / previous page: context shot
Freedom, 2011, houhai, Beijing, china / right page: context shot
natural Resources, 2011, The corniche, Doha, Qatar, 2011 / left page: context shot
Faded Grandeur, 2010, lalla hasna Park, Marrakech, Morocco / left page: context shot
Out of Time, 2010, arset El Bilk, Marrakech, Morocco / left page: context shot
Balancing act, 2011, khayelitsha Township, cape Town, South africa / left page: context shot
The Food chain, 2011, Gui Jie (Ghost Street), Beijing, china / right page: context shot
Wonderful World, 2012, Shepherdâ€™s Bush, london, uk / left page: context shot
a long Goodbye, 2012, 25 x 25 x 8 cm
Escapism, 2012, 25 x 25 x 24 cm
i'm leavin' it, 2012, 25 x 25 x h approx. 50cm
The last Resort, 2012, 44.5 x 44.5 x 20cm
The Morning after, 2012, 25 x 25 x 15 cm
a long Goodbye, 2012
£3,850.00 ex VaT
£3,950.00 ex VaT
i'm leavin' it, 2012
£3,850.00 ex VaT
The last Resort, 2012
£4,250.00 ex VaT
The Morning after, 2012
£3,850.00 ex VaT
Image Information / Pricelist
Each image is available in 3 edition sizes except for ‘hanging On, 2011’ (details below) c-Type Print, Fuji crystal archive paper, signed and numbered
Edition of 5 / 120 x 180 cm mounted on aluminium 2 aP’s
£6,500.00 ex VaT
Edition of 10 / 80 x 120 cm, unframed 2 aP’s
£2,800.00 ex VaT
Edition of 20 / 53 x 80 cm, unframed 4 aP’s
£1,400.00 ex VaT
hanging On, 2011 lightbox Edition of 3 / 80 x 120 cm 2 aP’s
£4,250.00 ex VaT
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in 2011 Slinkachu had his ﬁrst solo museum exhibition at The kunstverein ludwigsburg, Germany, entitled
The Big city. This year, the artist has participated in shows at The V&a (unbuilt, V&a late), the courtauld institute of art
(East Wing X: Material Matters), You are here, a solo show and outdoor event in antwerp and Megacool 4: Youth and art, a group show in künstlerhaus Vienna. in May, Slinkachu showcased his work alongside other well-known street artists such as Blu, invader and Dolk in the PORi art museum in Finland titled Street art – The new Generation. named as one of the leading ﬁgures in urban art by Patrick nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie in Beyond the Street (2010), Slinkachu’s works in concrete Ocean (second solo show at andipa) aﬃrmed his position and followed the artist’s internationally acclaimed little People Project in 2008 and his ﬁrst publication – little People in the city:
The Street art of Slinkachu (Boxtree, 2008), with a foreword by author Will Self – the biggest-selling art book of 2009 in the uk. Slinkachu’s participation in Tunnel-228, produced by Punchdrunk and actor and Old Vic artistic Director kevin Spacey underneath Waterloo Station in 2009, preceded a highly successful exhibition Extraordinary Measures at Belsay hall, northumberland where he showed alongside Ron Mueck, Matt collishaw and Mariele neudecker during the summer of 2010. The show, in which the artist took a humorous look "at the obsession we have with the day trip, that English hobby which often provokes the full range of emotions", saw a record-breaking 55,000 visitors. lebowski Publishers launched his second book, Big Bad city, in amsterdam in September 2010.
Global Model Village Slinkachu Boxtree (uk) 2012, Blue Rider Press (uSa) 2012, hoďŹ€man und campe (Germany) 2012, Sogensha (Japan) 2013
Unbuilt - V&A Late (Exhibition and workshop) The V&a, london, June 2012 Megacool 4: Youth & Art (Group show) k端nstlerhaus, Vienna, austria, June-October 2012 You Are Here - Slinkachu in 2018 Antwerp (Solo show and outdoor event) antwerp, May 2012 East Wing X: Material Matters (Group show) courtauld institute of art, london, January 2012-June 2013 Street Art: The New Generation (Group show) Pori art Museum, Pori, Finland, February-May 2012 The Big City (Solo show) kunstverein ludwigsburg, Germany, October 2011 Concrete Ocean (solo show) andipa Gallery, london, March 2011 Fame Festival 2010 (Group show and city-wide installations), Grottaglie, italy, September 2010 Inter-Cool 3.0 (Group show) u, Dortmund, Germany, 2010 Extraordinary Measures (Group show), Belsay hall - English heritage, northumberland uk, May 2010 London Original Print Fair Royal academy of arts, london, april 2010 Andipa Gallery at Gstaad Palace (Group show) Gstaad, Switzerland, February 2010 Fame Festival 2009 (Group show and city-wide installations), Grottaglie, italy, September 2009 Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow? (Solo show) andipa Gallery, london, June 2009 Made to Measure (Group Show) The Forum, norwich, april 2009 Focus (Group show) T & P Fine art gallery, Philadelphia, uSa, March 2009 The Print Show 09 (Group show) Black Rat Press Gallery, london, February 2009 Andipa Gallery at Gstaad Palace (Group show) Gstaad, Switzerland, February 2009 Ground Zero (Solo show) cosh Gallery, london, august 2008 Trespass Alliance: inside urban art (Group show) andipa Gallery, london, June 2008 The Print Show (Group show) Black Rat Press Gallery, london, February 2008 The Bunny Show (Group show) cosh Gallery, london, October 2007 NuArt (Group show) Rogaland kunstmuseum, Stavanger, norway, September 2007 Gis (Group show) cosh Gallery, london, June 2007 Play (Group show) urbis Gallery, Manchester, March 2007 Eleven (Group show) leonard Street Gallery, london, March 2007
For further information on Global Model Village book:
Global Model Village: The international Street art of Slinkachu is published in the u.S. on 13 September by Blue Rider Press, paper over board, $17.95. Global Model Village: The international Street art of Slinkachu is published on 29 September by Boxtree, hardback ÂŁ12.99.
e-catalogue of Slinkachu's 2012 exhibition at Andipa Contemporary in London and New York.