First year students of the MA Curating the Contemporary from the London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery joint programme will hold the exhibition Concrete Matters at the Bank Space Gallery from 4 March through 19 March.
Employing the concept of psychogeography, Concrete Matters delves into the bond existing between the human mind and its surrounding environment. The exhibition explores the mutually shaping processes of urban space and human identity through photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance, and site-specific works by ten national and international artists: Victoria Adam, Jessie Brennan, Anna Fafaliou, Şakir Gökçebağ, Lucy Joyce, Georgia Metaxas, Nina Pappa, Emma Papworth, Nikolas Ventourakis, and Ben Woodeson.
Complementing the exhibition is a public programme of talks and performances bringing together varying perspectives on issues raised in the show. This will include performances by Lee Fraser and Lolo Hjtyu Tuyuyu, as well as an interactive installation by George Kostoglou and talk by Simon Banos. Curators’ tours will also take place throughout the course of the two weeks.
Concrete Matters is curated by: Caterina Avataneo, Rokhsane Hovaida, Rosie Jenkins, Christina Makri, Angela Pippo, Margaux Rivoal, Despoina Tzanou, Eline Verstegen, and Chiara Villa.