This studio will explore the possibility of making art among the future ruins of the city. East London has always been a site of struggles, resistance and radical thinking, from the Battle of Cable Street in 1936 to punk squats in the ‘70s, from the London Dock strike of 1889 to the London riots of 2011. Art has a key role in this history: for the Marxist poets of the nineteenth century, the Yiddish avant-gardists of the 1920s or the Young British Artists in the 1990s, the urban experience stood at the centre of artistic expression. But in London today, artists have to negotiate their place in an urban landscape that often feels hostile, at the same time as it makes full use of their creativity. Through a collaboration with an Architecture studio and the Roman Road project space in Bow, we will think about how artists can confront the politics of regeneration by considering the relationship between art and power: can artists reclaim the city?
- how does power shape contemporary urban life?
- what space do artists occupy in the city?
- what forms of resistance can art propose?
- Benjamin, Walter, The Arcades Project, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002
- Berry Slater, Josephine and Iles, Anthony, No Room To Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City, London: Mute, 2010
- De Certeau, Michel, The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkley, CA: The University of California Press, 2002
- Foster, Hal, The Art-architecture Complex, London: Verso, 2013
- Kaprow, Allan, Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life [Jeff Kelley], Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2003
- Knabb, Ken, Situationist International Anthology, Berkley, CA: Bureau of Public Secrets, 2007
- Lefebvre, Henri, The Production of Space, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 1992
- Meek, James, Where will we Live?, the London Review of Books, 9th of January, 2014
- Shulman, Sarah, Gentrication of the mind, Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2012
- Venturi, Robert, et. al., Learning from Las Vegas, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1977
- Weizman, Eyal, Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation, London: Verso, 2012
|Course||Fine Art BA (Hons)|
|Tutor||Pil & Galia Kollectiv
|Where||Central House, second floor studios|
|When||Monday and Thursday|
Alicia Dupont Lievens
Studio 5: Subject, Object & Metaphor in Contemporary Photographic Practice
Ania Dabrowska, Mick Williamson, Sue Andrews, Spencer Rowell