October 15, 2013
Vinyl Factory Events
The Vinyl Factory welcomes The Moving Museum to new brutalist exhibition space at 180 The Stand in London this autumn.
Fresh from its acclaimed launch in Dubai, The Moving Museum arrives in London this October during Frieze Art Fair to take root at 180 The Strand, The Vinyl Factory’s new 40,000sq ft media complex and exhibition space. Showcasing 31 of London’s most urgent creative voices over 200 multi-media works, The Moving Museum’s “Open Heart Surgery” show takes its lead from the city it finds itself in, peeling back the layers to dissect both the capital’s emerging and established art scenes.
Exploring a diverse range of mediums from traditional painting and sculpture to large scale installations, performance and audience interaction, “Open Heart Surgery” will tap the city’s creative lifeblood, featuring artists like Cecile B Evans, James Capper, Jess Flood-Paddock, Clunie Reid, Lucky PDF, Samara Scott, Shezad Dawood, Peles Empire, and James Bridle.
Speaking of the exhibition, co-founder Simon Sakhai explains that “using a unique collaborative curatorial model, we conducted intensive research over the last year to develop a list of artists alongside local artists, curators, and independent spaces. With an initial list of approximately 250 artists and six months of in-depth studio visits, we uncovered a distinct community of artistic voices that are developing the city’s cultural landscape and laying the groundwork for its future. Working with the artists one on one, we’ve produced 31 separate solo presentations without ever suggesting a theme or direction.”
For a full list of participating artists and planned events, visit The Moving Museum website.
The Moving Museum’s “Open Heart Surgery” takes place between the 12th October and 15th December at The Vinyl Factory @ 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA.