Time: September 1, 2011 at 7pm to September 6, 2011 at 4pm
Location: Elephant & Castle
Street: Unit 237/238, 1st Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1 6TE
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Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Kamala Katbamna
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2011
Think the lowly park bench is just a handy spot to park your shopping and yourself on the long walk home from Sainsbury’s? Think again. Artist Kamala Katbamna says the park bench is the perfect place for conversation - particularly conversation about the emotional, physical and imaginative landscape.
As if to prove the point, Kamala has been cycling a bespoke ‘park bench’ through the shifting cityscape of the Elephant & Castle, inviting guests and passersby to join her in an exploration of the regeneration, poverty, decay and growth that mark London’s most famous roundabout. Created in the weeks leading up to the recent riots, the resulting ‘postcards’ and maps are an intriguing insight into a city on the brink of change.
PARK BENCH launches with a private view on Thursday 1st September 2011 at Unit 237/238 - a pop-up gallery in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
The exhibition will be open until Tuesday 6th September, and will also feature a collaboration with writer Sebastian Groes; illustrations from RCA artist, Rebecca Davies; and music from Nigel of Bermondsey. Plus a special contribution from Meanwhile Space itself!
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Private view 1st September, 7 - 9pm
Exhibition open 2nd - 6th September, 11am - 4pm (12 - 3pm Sunday)