Small is Beautiful More and Less

16 Jun 2017 – 25 Jun 2017

Event times

Opens Fri 16 June 6-9pm and continues Fri / Sat / Sun 2-6pm until and including 25 June or by appointment.

Cost of entry

Free entry

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London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 323 from Mile End Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow on the District Line
  • Devons Road on the DLR
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A group exhibition exploring local and small scale production aspects of E F Schumacher's 'Small is Beautiful'.


A group exhibition of around 30 ASC Studio artists and their invited friends which begins to explore the value of community described in E F Schumacher's 'Small is Beautiful'. Coinciding with ASC's Open Studio weekend, the show is curated by Jillian Knipe and Karolina Albricht

'Small is Beautiful More and Less' takes up and underlines Schumacher's significance of the individual and their local environment. Selected works are those which emulate smallness as fragile, an exploration, an aspect of community and the personal. A collective of small objects and images are shown together to form a mass, though shine a spotlight and they disperse into fragments of their own composition.

First published in 1973, Ernst Friedrich Schumacher wrote 'Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered'. He urged a shift away from the idolatry of giantism and his book is a testament to the freedom of small scale, local production within the unity of a global outlook. Written at a time when the UK was entering what was to become the European Union, wary of globalisation, it seems critical to now reinvigorate questions around what makes for a prosperous community. 

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Jillian Knipe

Karolina Albricht

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Julia Maddison

Julia Maddison

Michael Donald

Faza Merajdin

Pamela Carr

Tracy Whitehead

Jillian Knipe

Dionysis Livanis

Dionysis Livanis

Aileen McGee

Yuki Aruga

Chris Barnes

Madeleine Boulesteix

Julia Parkinson

Anna McQuillin

Mandeep Dillon

Michelle Loa Kum Cheung

Oran O'Reilly

Kevin Ward

Tobias Tak

Anna Lytridou

Matthew Randle

Johan Peter Hol

Ali Mousawi

Karolina Albricht

Sarah Christie

Fernando Martin Godoy


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