Material Presence

11 Sep 2008 – 14 Dec 2008

Regular hours

12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


Zabludowicz Collection, London

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 31, 168 24, 27 and 46
  • Chalk Farm or Camden Town
  • Kentish Town West Overground

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Sculpture and installation from the Zabludowicz Collection by Laura Buckley, Myriam Holme, Graham Hudson, James Ireland, Alexej Meschtschanow, Katja Strunz and Mark Titchner; artists who use found, industrial and pre-fabricated materials to produce immersive environments. Material Presence is the fourth exhibition at 176 since the project space opened in September 2007. It will include works by seven young international artists who use found, industrial and pre-fabricated materials to produce immersive works that directly affect the viewer's senses. Material Presence will feature works drawn solely from the Zabludowicz Collection and will include major installations and a number of sculptures, as well as a massive new commission by Graham Hudson, which will occupy the main hall of the former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road. Art works by Buckley, Holme and Hudson act as interchange stations between painting and sculpture, with multiple references to real and abstract space and ruminations on formal properties such as transparency, opacity, colour, shape and line. A combination of formal and emotional undercurrents runs through the works, which will literally inhabit the spaces of 176 in poetic, disturbing, ghostly or uncanny ways. The curatorial approach will highlight both the constructivist heritage that these works draw upon, and the phenomenological impact they can have on the viewer. The impressive scale of the installations will transform the building at 176 into a sequence of powerful experiences. Sound and movement, whether machinic, kinetic or related to moving image, will be important features of these installations, lending them a significant sensory impact.

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