12ø tackles the framework of the sculpture park, synonymous with luxurious and blockbuster institutions, manipulating this cemented formula, creating a more dynamic version. How do you create a sculpture park, without the big production budgets, the large crew, macho artworks and of course, without your own park?
Five artists are invited to consider sculptural loopholes of making what would normally be a static monument now a transportable and accommodating work, for a travelling garden, opportunistically exploiting london’s fertile variety of parks. Refreshing their configuration each day, where the works aren’t there cemented in, waiting to be admired but instead following you around, dropping in and disappearing just as quickly.
Taking its name from the art term 'en plein air', referring to a tradition of painting outdoors, 12ø will curate outdoors taking advantage of being nomadic. ... after all it’s just big expensive stuff on grass, so why can’t we make our own?
on plon air will be shown across a different location for each day of the festival:
Thursday 6-9pm: 12 Orpen Walk, Stoke Newington, N16 8HG
Friday 12-6pm: Peckham Rye, (South of E Dulwich Road), Southwark, SE15 3UL
Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm: Fordham Park, (West of Clifton Rise), Lewisham, SE14 6JW