No Past Is Mine, No Future: Look at Me
An exhibition and installation by Güler Ateş
1- 26 September - Leighton House, Kensington.
Lord Frederic Leighton's former home and studio is an example of Victorian opulence, fashionable exoticism, and the industrial dynamic of 19th Century trading. It is a reminder of the British Empire's ability to absorb outside influences, manufacture them as its own, then export and capitalise upon them world-wide. An environment which underlines a history of universal hegemony and cultural hybrids.
As expected the exhibition ‘From Floor to Sky’ curated by Peter Kardia attracted huge interest at its opening night at P3 Ambika Galleries in London. The gallery was packed with hundreds of visitors including artists, students, and lecturers of all ages. The large turnout was a significant response to what is a signifying exhibition.
This year's Forum took place at the Indigo2 (aka The Dome) - a move away from it's original venue at the spacy and impressive Dockland's Excel Centre. The squeeze into a new environment was almost reflective of the financial squeeze of the 'world banking crisis' has brought up us. Not that anyone would admit as much. In acclimatizing to the reduced size and attendance at the show the forum took on a more intimate and human ethos than the "flash corporate land grabbing money grubbing" approach seen in previous years.
Take off your clothes... leave them on a work table with other discarded clothes... slip on some temporary covering... let the imagination take flight... Come back in an hour... Have a glass of wine... chat with disrobed friends... collect your transformed clothes... take to the catwalk... have photos taken... appear in ‘Vague’.
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Contact David Sherriff
The international design team, O’Donnell + Tuomey, has been selected to design and build the new home for London’s “Photographers’ Gallery”. Sheila O’Donnell, a graduate of the RCA School of Architecture (1978 – 1980) and her partner John Tuomey have built up an international reputation for cultural and educational projects and produce spectacular buildings that enhance visitors’ experiences while expanding the language of modernism. The Gallery will be located at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street - just off Oxford Street, in the heart of London’s Soho district.
Excel 22 - 23 November 2006 The recent annual Thames Gateway Forum held at east London’s Excel Centre in November attracted record numbers of people, organisations and businesses involved in ‘regeneration’. They all came together for two days to discuss how far the massive re-development of land alongside the easterly section of the River Thames had progressed. Amongst them was a group of RCA Society members who also wanted to see what had happened since last year's event.
31 October 2006 - 26 January 2007
REME Museum of Technology
Isaac Newton Road
Arborfield RG2 9NJ
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