Not quite an exhibition, but a deep challenge to an environment. In an abandoned and unidentified post-war bunker, spreading out underneath Dalston, East London, this show is a response to the space it inhabits, and to the history it recalls.
THE BUNKER is propelled by the search for different spaces and modes of operation. Pushing our expectations for the future forward, we can trigger the motor of history to act, evolve and motion.
Please be in attendance. Friday May 29th - 6-9pm (The environment is very damp. Please wear appropriate shoes.)
(The Car Park end of) Abbot St, Hackney, London E8, UK MAP STREETVIEW
We have invited the following artists to activate the Bunker with us:
Pim Conradi Pim Conradi’s visionstructures are visual sketches of an on-going research. Through his efforts, he aims to individuate structures that analyze the relationship between human life and the biosphere, and translate them into functional proposals that span from architecture to design. This is his first public appearance. Pim is currently artist-in-residence at Area 10, London.
Jenny Moore-Koslowsky Jenny Moore-Koslowskyis an artist, singer, song-writer and architect of the imagination. She navigates her work through allusions which are always mobile, questioning power relationships, disrupting balances and menacing comfortable confidence. She has recently participated in ‘Contested Ground’,2009, at 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London; and has performed This is Impractical, for the exhibition ‘Gold&Delicious’, at The Apple Tree, London. She is currently completing her MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.
Justin Gainan Justin Gainan’s practice is a continuous struggle with objects on the verge between uniqueness and rubble, obsession and quietness. Recent shows he has participated in include ‘The Shortest Short Story Ever Written,…’. 2008, FormContent, London; and ‘ThirtyFive Hours’,2009, HFBK project space, Hamburg. He is currently completing his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.
THE BUNKER is curated by Catherine Borra. THE BUNKER is produced by The Centre of the Universe, for and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland.
Very special thanks to the Bootstrap Company & Antoine Sandoz.
Friends of the Divided Mind - Entrance and Underground Press preview: 17 March, 10am – 12 noon Private view: 17 March from 7pm
18 - 29 March 2009 Royal College of Art Galleries, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU Open daily 11 am - 6pm, free admission. Public information: www.cca.rca.ac.uk or Tel: 020 7590 4444
The Centre of the Universe present an untitled, yet heroic group exhibition, a performance by Jordan Hunt and a public artist’s salon by Matthew Stone.
Theo Adams James Balmforth Gareth Cadwallader Francesco Chiaro Olivia Hegarty Jordan Hunt
These events will occur within the framework of “Friends of the Divided Mind”, an exhibition and public events programme organised by graduating students from the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art MA course.
"Friends of the Divided Mind" itself is composed of four component parts. The Centre of the Universe will be part of Entrance & Underground.
Entrance & Underground will involve three London based artist run spaces: The Centre of the Universe, Parade and auto-italia south east. Artworks and installations will be presented alongside archives, research and interviews about the initiatives themselves, in keeping with our shared interests in community, distributed networks and the conditions of art production within and outside of the current art market.
Please be in attendance:
Jordan Hunt’s performance: 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th March Interconnected Echoes - Matthew Stone’s Artist Salon: 3pm Saturday 23rd March