Now in its third year, CUBEOpen has quickly gained a reputation for bringing together emerging talent with more established artists, in this unique group exhibition which showcases current trends and themes that surround our remit as the centre for the urban built environment.
Exhibiting artists were selected from submissions to an 'open call'. The resulting exhibition is a unique opportunity to view a diverse, political and often playful take on the spaces and places in which we live.
2009 selectors included Jane Anderson, Andrea Booker, Leo Fitzmaurice and Sans Façon.
Highlights include site-specific drawing by artist Yuko Saito, playful painterly interventions in the city and gallery by Liverpool-based artist Brendan Lyons, cast sculptures by Ludovic Boden, sketchbook drawings by Alexandra Blum taken from the Dalston Construction seriesâ¦.and a swimming pool!
The winner of CUBEOpen 2009 is Simon le Ruez, who will be exhibiting recent sculpture and neon works that are concerned with the urban built environment in their evocation of abandoned piers, bunkers, balconies, buildings and colonies. Le Ruez will be resident at CUBE during the 2010 CUBEOpen exhibition.
The selected artists participating in CUBEOpen 09 are: Norbert Francis Attard, Ludovik Boden, Alexandra Blum, Milo Brennan, Tom Butler, Claire Davies, Ultimate Holding Company (UHC), Craig Fisher, Philippa J Hayward, Paul Haywood and Maxine Kennedy, Minou Norouzi, Sai Hua Kuan, Brendan Lyons, Ramon Robertson, Brian Rosa, Simon le Ruez , Yuko Saito.