Serpentine Gallery Centre for Possible Studies opens On the Edgware Road exhibition

. March 6, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Serpentine Gallery exhibition On the Edgware Road, open 6–28 March 2012, will make public the first three years of research generated by the Serpentine’s Edgware Road Project.

CAMP, “Archive images of the Edgware Road,” 2010–2012. Courtesy of the artists.

The exhibition includes installations, films, workshops and performances, both at the Serpentine Gallery and at the Centre for Possible Studies, the Project’s home. The exhibition allows visitors to experience the projects of the artists and local collaborators involved in the Project and highlights future programmes that will unfold throughout the next year.

The Edgware Road Project encourages discursive enquiries to be developed through encounters between artists, neighbourhood residents, workers and students. This integration of education, research, artistic work and neighbourhood interests mirrors the approach taken by Edgware Road Project partners: the Townhouse, Cairo and Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts in Beirut. It is through conversations with these and other collaborators that political dynamics are explored locally within a global context, producing active cartographies, subversive diplomacies and imaginative modes of exchange.

Åbäke; Khalid Abdalla and Cressida Trew; Etel Adnan; Tammy Arjona-Wheeler; Bidoun; Polly Brannan; CAMP; Gill Clarke; Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad with Westminster Academy; Susan Hefuna with Westminster Academy and Townhouse, Cairo; Lamia Joreige; Hiwa K; Jackson Lam; / Brad Butler, James Holcombe, Karen Mirza; Marwan Rechmaoui; Frances Rifkin; Wael Shawky; Rania Stephan; Ultra-red with the St. Marylebone C.E. School; Emily Wardill

Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Project 5; Goldsmiths MA in Aural and Visual Cultures; Migrants Resource Centre; People’s Research Seminars; Public Space Seminar/E.V.S.A., O.D.V., Public 10; the x:talk project

An accompanying publication describes work to date and projects that will unfold in the future, each answering the question: ‘What is a possible study?’

Texts include an in-conversation between Sally Tallant, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones and writing by Christine Tohme, William Wells and Janna Graham.


March 6 William Wells, talk at the Serpentine Gallery, 7pm

March 8 Hiwa K, Chicago Boys: while we were singing, they were dreaming… concert and study group, 8pm

March 10 Janna Graham and Amal Khalaf, talk at the Serpentine Gallery, 4pm

March 15 Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon, Book Launch, 7pm

March 17 Polly Brannan and Jackson Lam, public workshop at the Serpentine Gallery, 2–5pm

March 20 Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Pierre Giquel, Serpentine Cinema, Gate Notting Hill, 6.30pm

March 24 Polly Brannan and Jackson Lam, public workshop at the Serpentine Gallery, 2-5pm

March 24 Direct Speech Acts, Free Cinema Salon at the Centre for Possible Studies, 5pm

April 26 Emily Wardill, Fulll Firearms, London cinematic premiere, 6.30pm

See for details

Edgware Road Project
The Edgware Road Project was initiated and curated by Sally Tallant, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial (former Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery) with Janna Graham, Projects Curator, Serpentine Gallery and Louise Coysh, Curator, Art on the Underground (former Project Organiser, Serpentine Gallery); in partnership with Christine Tohme, Director, Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Beirut; and William Wells, Director, Townhouse, Cairo. Assistant Curator: Amal Khalaf, Edgware Road Project Assistant Curator, Serpentine Gallery. Project Advisor: Nav Haq, Curator, M HKA, Antwerp.

Partner Organisations:
Al Arez Restaurant; The Arts Catalyst; Casco: Office for Art, Design and Theory; Church Street Library; Church Street Neighbourhood Management; The Delfina Foundation; Dunya Restaurant; FreqOut!; Gasworks; Gateway Primary School; Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Project 5; If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution; Migrant Resource Centre; Raven Row; Rose Issa Projects; St. Marylebone School; Al Shishawi Restaurant; The Showroom; 60 Penfold Street; Tyburn Convent; Westminster Academy; Westminster Libraries & Archives; Wyspa Institute of Art.

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London, W2 3XA
Open 10am–6pm daily

Centre for Possible Studies
21 Gloucester Place London W1U 8HR
Open 10am–6pm Saturday and Sunday, and otherwise by appointment.

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