What Happens to Us

15 Nov 2016 – 9 Dec 2016

Wimbledon Space

London, United Kingdom


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An exhibition related to democracy, community and a properly political horizon...


Please find the open call here - deadline 2 November 2016. 

Communities don’t just happen, they’re made. 

What Happens to Us will examine democracy as a system of community formation. This exhibitionary programme unfolds at Wimbledon Space in Autumn 2016, in the long shadow of UK’s EU referendum of 27 June, with the suspension of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff and the upcoming US election on 8 November. The threat of Trump leading the so-called free world has compelled many of us to wonder if we should ‘just say no’ to democracy in its current form. What if the philosopher and diplomat Joseph de Maistre was right: People really do get the governments they deserve. What does this mean to us in the UK? This is something that What Happens to Us aims to address as a meeting place for a democratically charged community. Together we’ll grapple with the reality that a properly political horizon may be little more than a mirage in our age of post-ideological politics. More importantly, we’ll try and figure out what to do if, in fact, this is so. 






Marsha Bradfield

Amy McDonnell

Exhibiting artists

Jennet Thomas

Radical Rethink

Karem Ibrahim

Naomi Garriock

Pippa Koszerek

Carla Cruz

Gabriele Grigorjevaite

binita walia

Alison Green

Neil Cummings

Cinzia Cremona

Barbara Steveni

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