Free admission to all exhibitions unless otherwise stated
14-19 October 2014
Open 11-6pm Tuesday - Sunday
Private View: Tuesday 14 October 6-9pm
This show takes it lead from the 100 year anniversary since the outbreak of The Great War, which will be marked nationally in 2014 and will broadly look at why we still have wars and what we have learnt in the last 100 years. Why as human beings we still permit wars to occur, what is the driving force ultimately behind war and who is responsible. Is it our intrinsic human nature? 100 years ago the horrors of war were largely hidden until after the event, but today with our access to multimedia 24/7 this is harder to do, yet.........we still permit wars to carry on, the world over. It is telling that Plato was reported to have said, 'Only the dead know an end to war'.
Alex J Wood,
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)
7-9 November 2014
15 November - 14 December 2014
Open: 7-9 November
Opening times: 11-6pm
Private view:6 November 6-9pm
Featuring Artists from Wimbledon MFA:
María Fernanda Calderón,
Inés Cámara Leret,
Rosie Munro Kerr,
Julia Lee Norris,
Mu (Echo) Zhang,
Xinyue (Moon) Zhang,
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.
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.