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NO RETURN TO COMFORT ZONE
Elena-Andreea Teleaga & guests

Solo exhibition


4 - 9 Apr 2020, the opening: 4 Apr, 6-9 PM
part of the International Slow Art Day (www)
Organized by Magdalena Zoledz and Marta Grabowska
virtual event

Every year museums and galleries from across the world take part in the international celebration of the Slow Art Day. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, it was happening strictly online and, in collaboration with artBLAB London, we have prepared an evening packed with art! Tune in and contemplate!

6:40 PM︎ TALK︎Marta Grabowska: The Art of Slow Looking  

Marta Grabowska (www) is an art historian and independent curator, with a background in creative photography. She studied Independent Curating at Central Saint Martins, UAL, and received her BA in History of Art and Curating from Birkbeck, University of London, where she researched ideas regarding Slow Art and Gesamtkunstwerk – total work of art. She worked with art institutions in Poland (Camera Obscura, Photomonth in Krakow) and in the UK (Karin Janssen Project Space). She is co-founder of ONE Project, Red Zenith Collective and co-creator of artBLAB London.

artBLAB (www) runs a series of laid-back lectures about art and its whereabouts, that take place at The Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden. Artists and art professionals representing various disciplines come together to celebrate creativity. artBLAB is a place that connects artists and art aficionados that wouldn't otherwise meet.


7-8 PM︎ONLINE EXHIBITION & ARTIST TALK︎ ELENA-ANDREEA TELEAGA: No Return To comfort zone

It can take 7.26 minutes, it can take 1440 minutes, it will be a different story every time. Whatever you find, it is about the story you can imagine. Not the truth. There is this gap between the parts that doesn’t allow us to find who we actually are. Always searching and giving up. We are what they made us eat, what they made us read, made us watch, made us repeat, made us breathe. We are all like silkworms, like bees that need to be exploited for what they can produce. Ugly, but useful. Organised in these systems that don’t work for us. Beauty. Body control, mind control and everyone is out of control. The heartbeat is not consistent any more. Can we start from the beginning? I don’t believe there is a return to the comfort zone.

Click here to see the whole video. 

Elena-Andreea Teleaga (b.1993, Romania, works in London) is a lens-based media artist whose work is rooted in photography. Using found material or own imagery, her work ends up in creating uncanny spaces for reflection, introspection and self-analysis. She has recently graduated from a Masters course at Slade School of Fine Art, having received the Sarabande: the Lee Alexander McQueen full scholarship, chosen by Matthew Slotover. Her website: www.elenaandreeateleaga.com.


8 PM︎DJ SET︎Sarah Nicol and Holly Buckle: Nana and Grandad's slooooooooow time... 

Sarah Nicol (@thenananicol) is an Audio / Radio Producer, Sound Recordist, Studio Manager, The Nana.

Holly Buckle's (www) work manifests most often as multi-media installation. Holly has a background in photography and is currently undergoing an MFA in fine art media at The Slade School Of Art. Holly is also a resercher at Queer Tours of London and an activist. They are currently based in the UK.



︎︎︎Elena-Andreea Teleaga, frames from “No return To comfort zone”, video, 2020.


︎︎︎Marta Grabowska, “The Art of Slow Looking”, talk, 2020.



︎︎︎Sarah Nicol and Holly Buckle, “Nana and Grandad's slooooooooow time...”, dj set, 2020.



︎︎︎Slow Art Day, a fragme from the virtual opening, 2020.