Tuesday, 13 March 2012

PRIVATE VIEW #3 - Changing Space

 Things always change, and so does SPACE, so…Changing Spaces…Specifically, galleries.

Lets get the ball rolling. Here are some construction photos of the Wilkinson gallery when it was being built in 2007. 




The gallery started out in the director’s living room, so things have definitely changed with regards to this space, unless his house had 20foot black matte doors and a hatch in the roof to move large works around the building!?

1992,1993: London Art Maps
Serpentine Party
2000: Spring Serpentine Party @ Serpentine Gallery
Just blowing up the Serpentine. This invite came with a scratch and sniff card, we tried it out, and ten years later it still smelt like freshly cut grass. Some things don’t change.
2004: Sarah Morris @ White Cube Hoxton Square
1999: Anna Gaskell: hide @ White Cube
The White Cube have definitely got more technologically advanced over the years. [Actual] Cut and paste images for thousands of press releases!

1996: John Bellany: New Monoprints @ Flowers Graphics
2002: Flowers Opening Party @ Flowers East

Very early East London gallery, Richmond Road in the 90s is not the lovely row of terraced houses overlooking London fields that it is now. Then they moved to Kingsland Rd.

2002: Launch of Haunch of Venison
This gallery began in Haunch of Venison Yard in 2002, it was sold to Christie’s in 2007, and now is situated behind the Royal Academy, a huge space for a commercial gallery.
Atlantis @ Brick Lane
The only space we knew of previously was the Whitechapel site; have not been in the art game long enough. Turns out at it was housed in the Old Truman Brewery. So you go buy 10 more things than you intended, chill on the bridge relieving that bank balance stress with that promised cup of free coffee. Spiritual home? Atlantis is back at Brick Lane albeit round the back.

This Week
Social States 
Pump House Gallery
Going along with the theme, we've chosen this week’s ‘opening of the week’ because it is an amazing space. So on Tuesday from 6 until 8.30pm the Pump House Gallery is having an exhibition opening for Social States, artists, Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke. Its set in 200-acre parkland and sits on a lake. Some political art and these settings, you can’t go amiss.

2011: Baptist: What Have I Done To You

Social States: Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke: Tuesday 14th March 6 – 8.30pm @ Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ 

 Composed by Jayden & Ella


Wilkinson gallery is situated at 50-58, Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ. It's founder Anthony Wilkinson has collected private view cards since the mid 90s. New exhibitions opening this March 1st are Makiko Kudo and Harm van den Dorpel. Open wednesday to Sunday: 1100-1800. Sunday: 1200-1800. Follow on Twitter & check them out on Facebook.


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