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POST_INSTITUTE

London, United Kingdom

Address

  • 41 Acre Lane
  • London
  • England
  • SW2 5TN
  • United Kingdom

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Brixton tube station is on the Victoria line and you can also reach us from the northern line to Clapham North or on the overground to Clapham High Street
Bus: The nearest bus stop is Belvedere Place which you can reach on the 35, 37, 355, 690 and P5 buses
Train: 10 minute walk from Brixton station and 15 minute walk from Clapham High Street

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The POST_INSTITUTE finds possibilities in a world of cities where undefined space is an anomaly. It exists on heterochronic calendars and across multiple sites. The architecture of its edifice is a tapestry of screens and crumbling industry, abject spaces of boom and bust.

Frank Lloyd-Wright’s Guggenheim, London’s Tate Modern, Renzo Piano’s Pompidou; these are the atriums, the halls, the hotel lobbies of a globalised art world. Seductive and spectacular, the institution is embrocated with consumption. Art and architecture play on the visual appetite. J.G. Ballard wrote of Michael Manser’s Hilton hotel at Heathrow Terminal 4: ‘one becomes, briefly, a more advanced kind of human being.’

POST_INSTITUTE is a temporal negotiation, upholding change over inertia. The site is a creative Freeport―an island in the midst of a raging sea of regeneration and gentrification. The architecture of labour, of warehouses, stockrooms and trade are phantasmic to the corporate city―glimpsed, heard of, but cast to imagination. It is the architecture of flux.

The best ideas remain unrealised, taking the form of blueprints and models, they are suspended in a state of potential. The POST_INSTITUTE is a liminal space of means. The structures that house creativity are also the sites of its genesis; any idea, which retains its integrity, is worth preserving. Curatorial practice here is not just aesthetic nuance, but a critical necessity. 

Our institute is responsive to its environment, to the creators and to the viewers. A constant play between form and deconstruction, it is a space that comes as close as I can imagine to something that suggests freedom.

- Lucy von Goetz, Founder

Exhibiting Artists