A furry road, rainy day canapés, chairs that aren’t chairs and finely stitched tumbleweed.
From 1st - 7th May, experience a surreal and interactive exhibition; a seven day ‘Happening’, with live performances, talks with q&a's from artists / special guests, sculpture, moving image and paint.
Three streets away from Tate Modern a small vibrant art scene is remixing Dada and Surrealism.
On a shoestring budget with not a corporate interest in sight, a collective of 8 contemporary artists - mostly women - has formed the project 3 Streets Away. They are making work in response to surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning (while the major exhibition of her life’s work runs at the Tate) for a 7 day exhibition and happening of their own, running over May Bank Holiday weekend.
"We are a mixed bunch that represents the diversity of Tannings practice – the core group is a furniture maker, a painter, a storyteller, a photographer, a filmmaker, a dancer and a sculptor, but there are also performers and musicians and poets coming and going," says organiser Alannah Currie.
" As an older artist I remember a time when London was an experimental playground and we had space and buildings to make loud music, big performances and play with ideas. Nowadays it's too expensive and too restrictive, so forming collectives and pooling resources is the way we can still get things happening on the streets."
Currie continues, "We are not just making good work for an exciting show, but we are also protesting the lack of art-making space and the utter dreariness that a corporate takeover has brought to inner city London."