Un:Place. Jerwood Cafe Space

3 Jun 2009 – 20 Jul 2009

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Cafe space open hours Friday 9 — 5pm, Saturday 11 — 3pm

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Jerwood Arts

England, United Kingdom


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Un:Place An exhibition of personal cartographies and urban responses.


Alys Williams / Benjamin Bailey / Seecum Cheung / Ilona Sagar / Dana Macpherson / Inzajeano Latif. Café Space Exhibition: Wednesday 3 June — Monday 20 July. Private view: June 5th 5.30 to 7.30. Open: Monday — Friday 9 — 5pm, Saturday 11 — 3pm ‘A city of dreams, memories, images and traces, mapped and aligned, created and destroyed. Fragments of shadows move to form this place, unknown as to their mastery in this map, unsure as to how they will unite and stand to form geography. This is a city that rises and falls, narrative and sublime, distracted and concrete. We walk this stony labyrinth, unsure as to our path, seeking to find, but finding anything we can cast our eyes to, our map, our place, and a landscape of new form.'(Beatrice Jarvis) Un: Place is the first group show in the Café space, guest-curated by Beatrice Jarvis. Six artists have each created a piece of work that responds directly to the landscape of Jerwood Space, an iconic building situated in the heart of bustling Bankside. This reclaimed area between London Bridge and Waterloo is steeped in fragmented traces of lingering history, where passages of time are lost in hidden corners and marked histories are glimpsed on decaying facades. Once again though, it is an area of dynamic interaction and cultural interchange, exemplified by these six emerging artists communicating their response to the city landscape. The pieces in exhibition use the figurations of the Café space and respond sensitively to its architectural formations and social pathways. It aims to inspire visitors to make a more mindful negotiation of place and to create personal geographies as a result of their interaction with the works displayed. It is designed to re-evaluate the traditional confines of a gallery space and encourage visitors to develop their environmental perceptions in what could be termed a psychogeographical fashion. More broadly, the exhibition forms an exploration of culture and space, creating the potential for a personal regeneration through refreshed perception and creativity. This exhibition is curated by Beatrice Jarvis. A free urban seminar will accompany this exhibition on Wednesday 10 June 10am to 6pm. This day-long workshop explores the nature of the city as creative stimulus. For further information contact: beatrice.jarvis@jerwoodspace.co.uk 020 7654 0171 www.jerwoodspace.co.uk www.jerwoodvisualarts.org


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