5 Howick Place, London
10 May - 21 June 2014
Open Day Saturday 17 May 11am - 5pm
HS Projects are delighted to present Interchange Junctions, a group exhibition of internationally established and emerging artists examining ideas of colonialism, post colonialism, slavery, cultural exchange and trade. The exhibition examines contested cultural and political histories which carry special resonance at Howick Place, named after Viscount Howick - later 2nd Earl Grey - one of the main architects of the Reform Act 1832, Catholic emancipation and the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.
Interchange Junctions follows on from Yinka Shonibare’s newly commissioned permanent Wind Sculpture, just off Howick Place, which has become an integral part of Victoria’s identity as a vibrant new cultural quarter. Wind Sculpture is a site specific response to the history of the area and continues Shonibare’s focus on themes of colonialism, trade, and race, employing the artist’s signature use of batik Dutch wax fabric designs which have become synonymous with African identity.
Participating artists are: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Larry Achiampong, Faig Ahmed, Alice Anderson, Shiraz Bayjoo, David Blandy, Phoebe Boswell, Jessie Brennan, Fiona Curran,
Corinne Felgate, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Romuald Hazoume, Rob Kesseler, Alex Lawler, Alan Magee, Jade Montserrat, Alida Rodrigues, Zineb Sedira, Shahzia Sikander, Yinka Shonibare, Michelle Ussher, Andy Wicks and BA(Hons) Ceramic Design Central Saint Martins students (Lucy Anderson, Sarah Christie, Yung Cheuk Chung, Srabani Ghosh, Ellis Hooson, Friedrich Ly Thien Co, Jessica Martin, David McQuire, Megan Niell, Niamh Philips, Jose Salgrado De Lacerda, Harriet Sennett, Sandra Stallard, Akville Zukauskaite).
During the Open Day 17th May, the exhibition will be open between 11am - 5pm. The performance ‘Biters’ by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy will take place between 12 - 12.30pm.
Those interested in attending must register for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited.
On all other dates the exhibition is open by appointment only.
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