Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions at The Crypt Gallery

  entrance from Dukes Road  
  opening times specific to each exhibition  

 




 
Free admission to all exhibitions unless otherwise stated








 
23 October- 2 November 2014

557 REASONS: A TRIBUTE TO LIFE




23 October- 2 November 2014

Open: Mon-Fri 3-7 pm, Sat-Sun 12-6 pm

Private View: Thursday 23 October 6-9pm

Lotta Bjork (SWE), Monika Bostrom (SWE), Naemi Bure (SWE), Maria Bylund (SWE), Kenneth Engblom (SWE), Lars Eriksson (SWE), Goran Gustavsson (SWE), Lars J:son Nutti (SWE), Lisa Leander Ahlgren, Julia Kniazeva (RUS), Dieter Kunz (AUT), Tiia Kulv (EST), Helle Lohmus (EST), Anna Litvinova (EST), Anita Magnusson (SWE), Tomas Nilson (SWE), Pepe Perera (ESP), Sandra Pihlak (EST), Agneta Pihlstrom (SWE), Peter Sherman (GBR), Lara Simonof (UKR), Lill Sjostrom (SWE), Kajsa Stamenkovic (SWE), Merike Sule-Trubert (EST), Anna-Karin Wetzig (SWE)

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7-9 November 2014

THE INTERIM




Open: 7-9 November

Opening times: 11-6pm

Private view:6 November 6-9pm

Featuring Artists from Wimbledon MFA:

Siobhan Beaton, Sepideh Behbehani, Hilde Bloch, Adam Burbidge, María Fernanda Calderón, Inés Cámara Leret, Jon Clair, Jasmir Creed, Elizabeth Curtin, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Courtney Heather, Elizabeth Jardine, Sana Khan, William Lake, ChiaShan Lee, Lin, Chun-yu Liu, Megan Macarte, Elefheria Macha, Rosie Munro Kerr, Julia Lee Norris, Heather Norris-Jones, Ella Phillips, Charlotte Piper, Anastasia Russa, Natasha Sabatini, Hollie Slaughter, Nell Sully, Shiyu Wang, Mu (Echo) Zhang, Xinyue (Moon) Zhang, Camille Zurcher



Below the surface of Euston Road, St Pancras Church conceals a crypt. Through the years the Crypt has imagined itself as a refuge, elite burial ground, resting place and site for spectacle. You are entering a liminal space where memory, light & dark collide; where identities merge & the past is re-imagined. In conversation with the Crypt, 32 artists have produced several new site responsive works.

Experience this living archive, where transient moments linger and unlikely shrines inhabit the space. Join us on 6th November at 6pm for an exhibition of performance, sound, installation, paintings, drawing, video & sculpture.








 
15 November - 14 December 2014

Koen Vanmechelen KOEN VANMECHELEN: DARWIN'S DREAM




Open 15 November - 14 December

Mon-Sat 11am-7pm / Sun 12-5pm

Private View: Friday 14 November 6-8.30pm

Koen Vanmechelen is a conceptual artist who explores the social function of art. For over 20 years he has been making mixed media work around a central theme of diversity, immunity and fertility. By approaching his subject laterally he has been able to make significant discoveries about genetics which have not been reached through conventional scientific practice.

The artists new exhibition in London springboards from his ongoing project The Cosmopolitan Chicken, in which he uses the chicken as a universal metaphor. By crossbreeding roosters and hens from around the globe he reflects the benefits of a diverse gene pool. Over the past 15 years Vanmechelen has cross-bred 18 generations of chickens from as many nations, proving emphatically that greater genetic diversity results in increased fertility and stronger immune systems.

In the evocative, labyrinthine tunnels of the 200 year old crypt of St. Pancras Church, Darwin's Dream, reflects on the artists discoveries through works in a multitude of media. Curated by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts and James Putnam, the exhibition features a living 'jungle' and a miniature lake at its centre and includes performance video, photography and sculpture in glass. The genetic lineage throughout the generations of the cosmopolitan chickens is illustrated in a family tree and larger than life-size photographic portraits of the parents and their offspring, presented alongside specimens of the different generations preserved in taxidermy.

 
http://koenvanmechelen.be/calendar/darwins-dream-the-crypt-st-pancras-church-london-uk