London — Urban Networks Exhibition at Courtauld Institute of Art

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Date/Time: 09/11/2003 12:00 am

Open: November 9 16 22 23 30
December 6 7 14
And thereafter by appointment on 020 7848 2687
East Wing Collection No.6 explores the theme of Urban Networks. The exhibition addresses notions such as surveillance and walking. Works in the collection are encountered through the terms Routes / Sites / Groups / Positions. The diverse mix of established artists, newly emerging professionals, students and those working within a didactic workshop environment promises an exciting and stimulating exhibition.
Genesis P-Orridge, High Caste, 2002. Courtesy of the artist and A22 Gallery.
Site-specific work such as that by performance group Wrights & Sites encourages visitors to negotiate the warren-like spaces of the Courtauld’s rarely-seen interior, offering a challenging alternative to the now familiar white cube spaces of contemporary art display. The exhibition presents an exciting new work by Mel Bochner alongside Michael Wesely’s haunting time-delay photography. Isaac Julien’s Undressing Icons series is shown in its entirety for the first time in the UK, and Franko B’s recent Still Life project finds its way into the corridor spaces of the Institute.
In addition, there are workshop pieces by artists affiliated to organisations SMart and Capital A, as well as the 1994 project ‘Other Men’s Flowers’ initiated by Joshua Compston, founder of the East Wing Collection, featuring the work of prominent British artists.
The East Wing Collection is a biennial exhibition curated by students at the Courtauld Institute of Art and displayed in the building for a period of two years.
A lively program of film screenings and artists’ talks, including Martha Rosler, Franko B, Kira O’Reilly and Genesis P-Orridge, will support the exhibition.
An illustrated catalogue will also accompany the show.
Further press information and images from
Lucy Bradnock (lucy.bradnock@courtauld.ac.uk) or
Sarah Plant (sarahjplant@hotmail.com)
020 7848 2717