Hold me down

25 Jan 2017 – 1 Feb 2017

Event times

Wednesdays-Saturdays: 12-6pm

Cost of entry


waterside contemporary

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses 141, 21, 271, 76 and N76 stop in New North Rd (Mintern Str) and 394 directly by the gallery.
  • Tube Old Street or Hoxton
  • Old Street / Hoxton

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waterside contemporary is pleased to present Hold me down, with Nikita Kadan, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Marinella Senatore, anonymous, Kamen Stoyanov, Mounira Al Solh, Oreet Ashery, Iván Argote, Nick Hornby, Núria Güell, Nicoline van Harskamp, and Marianna Christofides.


A single fluorescent light marked with paint bathes part of the gallery space in green light: Nikita Kadan's Commons acts as its own guardian and marks its territory. Reproducing an austerity-times practice of defacing property to protect it against theft, the gesture in fact increases the value of the object in the context of art.

Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. His practice is a critical investigation into the experience of present-day Ukrainians and their relationship to their Soviet past - a mapping that finds often uncomfortable parallels elsewhere.


Pierre d’Alancaisez

Exhibiting artists

Núria Güell

Mounira Al Solh

Nick Hornby

Oreet Ashery

Kamen Stoyanov

Iván Argote

Nikita Kadan

Nicoline van Harskamp

Marinella Senatore

Marianna Christofides

Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčova


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