New project opening Sept 2014

Telephone

This unique wooden prototype of the K2 telephone kiosk is the site for a series of new Measure commissions launching in September 2014 co-curated by Poppy Bowers.

The historic structure located under the entrance arch to Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly will host a series of new sound works. A programme of site-responsive sonic compositions will be played through the telephone handset.

Telephone will spotlight this familiar icon of British streets, once regarded as a pinnacle of technological advancement, at a moment when the ubiquitous mobile phone renders it almost obsolete. Presented in sequence over eight months, artists Lawerence Abu Hamden, Holly Pester, Aura Satz and Dan Scott will probe the cultural role of the public telephone kiosk, its architectural design and its relevance as a site for solitary, private conversation within a bustling central London setting.

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Featured project

Frances Scott - 'Another way of reading'. A research residency at Swiss Cottage Library.

31st March - 11 May 2014

Another way of reading is a six week research residency at Swiss Cottage Library, and partnership between the Zabludowicz Collection and London Borough of Camden.

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Featured exhibition

Des Hughes at Ancient & Modern

“A finger had poked its way out of the drain-hole in the basin. A human finger. For a moment it froze, as if aware it had been discovered. Then it began to move again, feeling its wormlike way around the pink porcelain.”1

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Exhibition archive

Thems Please, Des Hughes.

Installed in the old newsagent A. E. Barrow on Chatsworth Road in Hackney the exhibition offers a unique glimpse at the interior of an old Victorian shop. The sculptures themselves merge into the fabric of the shop blurring fact and fiction together to create an alternative version of a lost reality; a surreal and often comic commentary on the monotony of the everyday.

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