Abstract Cab

Yelena Popova 

Tour dates, book online now:1st October 2020 - 1st March 2020







PITT Studio & Project Space presents: The Abstract Cab


The Abstract Cab is a mobile space which provides us with the opportunity to bring contemporary art outside of the gallery and allow the public to engage with art in new ways. During  the COVID-19 lockdown we have been rethinking how the gallery functions and the ways in which the people can consume art. As well as having virtual exhibitions we wanted to be able to present work in ways that allowed people to still retain the physical experience of interacting with art objects. 


The vehicle will visit community organisations, schools and educational settings where it will be offered as a resource. In an aim to make the project accessible to a large audience the Abstract Cab will also travel across the UK making stops in towns and cities where individuals and organisations can book to see the gallery.

For each edition of the project an artist will be commissioned to design a graphic for the exterior which will act as a moving display and create an exhibition for the interior and exterior of the vehicle, allowing for a moving display as well as an intimate exploration of its contents. Participating artists will also be encouraged to create a print which can be sold to facilitate the longevity of the concept and allow new artists to continue the van project.

The inaugural edition of the Abtract Cab is a response from artist Yelena Popova eponymously entitled Abstract Cab. The project is inspired by the 1927 El Lissitzky exhibition Cabinet of Abstraction commissioned by art historian and curator Alexander Dorner for the Hanover Provincial Museum. The emphasis of the commission was to explore new ways of allowing viewers to interact with artworks within exhibition environments. Here Popova takes Lissitzky’s distinct graphical rhythm as a starting point for Abstract Cab (2020) creating a striking geometric pattern for the vehicles exterior as well as presenting her tapestries and her paintings within a bespke travel case, itself entitled Cornelius, A Collector’s Case (2014).


Pitt Studio is a not-for-profit contemporary arts space promoting new art and ideas in Worcester and beyond. Supporting artists, curators, writers and audiences. Commissioning and producing art works, public art projects and contemporary art exhibitions. 

Free exhibitions for both specialist and new audiences.  New opportunities for participation and creating.

Supported by Arts Council England





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Are you a collector or curious about starting a collection? This talk will be an opportunity to find out more about buying, collecting and commissioning. Why collect? What to look for? Where to look? How much should you pay? Through the series of talks we hope to guide you through the, the do’s and dont’s of buying art.


Places limited, to reserve please email :

Friday 14th August 6.30-7.30pm



Zoom Reading group: Every Friday 2-3pm Starts 14th August 2020 - all welcome

Introduction to key text; A Poor Collectors Guide to Buying Great Art

by Erling Kagge, published by Kagge Forlag ISBN978-3-89955-579-0

For your free book* join the reading group, register at, subject line; Reading Club. Leave your name & address, we will have a book mailed for you at the 1st meeting. (*3 free books on a 1st come 1st serve basis)


Places limited, to reserve please email :


Friday 14th August 2020


Pitt studio at Edgar St, Worcester's newest dedicated contemporary art space comprising of three sister spaces for research, development and display.



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4 Edgar Street

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