Opening times: 2-10 June, 10am-6pm plus evening events.
Preview 1 June, 8pm-10pm,
register via Eventbrite here. SOLD OUT
Events currently scheduled on Floor 2:
Thu 7th June 6.30-8.30pm: Meet the Artists. A chance to informally view the show and chat with the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/179198936075841/
Fri 8th June 6.30-9.30pm: Cos Chapman presents Witch of the Gate. An evening of experimental music and performance.
Sat 9th June 6.30-7.30pm: Nikolai Kozin and Grundik Kasyansky. Live animated digital drawings with improvised electronic music. https://www.facebook.com/events/585165998524831/
Free admission, no refreshments available so please bring your own.
The Riverside Building is 10 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith underground station and is fully wheelchair accessible.
About the Floor 2 Exhibition
I have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity of curating a huge space in a five-storey office block in Hammersmith in West London. Uthink, a charity that reaches out to youth and other marginalised groups via the arts, is currently in residence at the Riverside Building and this year they are partnering with the Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Fest that takes place from 2-10 June, and for the first time will be including a group show of up-to-date contemporary art on the 2nd floor that will run throughout the festival.The aim is to take contemporary art out of its traditional gallery context and to bring it to the Uthink project and their clients, and indeed to Hammersmith and West London, which has relatively few contemporary showcases despite the large number of artists from this area.
I have invited a number of artists from various disciplines to respond to the currently unoccupied corporate space, and works will include an office overgrown with plant life, and ghosts of past workers, as well as sculptural works, sound installation, photography, and a video game exploring archaeology and memory. The space will also host a number of performance events including an evening curated by the acclaimed electro-acoustic experimentalist Cos Chapman on 8 June.
The Floor 2 exhibition is part of Uthink’s overall programme UTHINK THEREFORE UART, and there will be various exhibitions, events and classes running throughout the building during their occupancy, which is currently in progress up until 10 June. These cover local and resident artists as well as community groups and charities.
Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Fest: http://www.hf-artsfest.com
Participating artists on Floor 2:
THE LIBRARY OF OBSCURE WONDERS
MARIYA USTYMENKO/CHE KEVLIN
ONE LIFE REMAINS