Pil & Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration.
Their work addresses the legacy of modernism, exploring the promises and ruins of the avant garde discourses of the twentieth century. It deals with the way these failed utopias operate in the context of a changing landscape of creative work and instrumentalised leisure. They are interested in the relationship between art and politics, and the role irony and belief play in its current articulation. They often use choreographed movement and ritual as both an aesthetic and a thematic dimension, juxtaposing consumerism and religious ceremonies to find the underlying rites and convictions of a secular, post-ideological society. Reading dada, Constructivism, and the Bauhaus backwards through punk and new wave, Pil & Galia find new uses for futures past.
Pil & Galia also run xero, kline & coma, an artist run project space, are the London editors of Art Papers, and teach fine art at the University of Reading and elsewhere.