The Lamp of Memory

Ana Čavić   Helmut Lemke   Psykick Dancehall   Melissa Bugarella    Agnieszka Polska & Tomasz Kowalski   Wouter Van der Hallen

The Lamp of Memory is a contemporary exhibition that takes its title and inspiration from the book by 19th century English theorist John Ruskin. This name was also chosen as it reflects the importance of architecture as container of memories and meaning, and the urgency to conserve it.

In this exhibition, the contemporary encompass historic spaces – parlours, bedchambers and the heart of the kitchen. Floors and walls become spaces of meditation and reflection in which artists came to sketch and plan installations.

The exhibition will open on Sunday 2nd March with a performance running from 3pm to 7pm.

There will be a tour around Valentines Mansion to discuss the special features of its architecture and the works that are presented in the exhibition. Please keep an eye on for further dates and information.

The exhibition is curated by Cristina Ramos & Anne Sellers, students of the MA Curating the Contemporary at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery. This exhibition has been possible with the help of Valentines Mansion and Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure.

The nearest tube station to Valentines Mansion is Gants Hill on the Central Line, just a five-minute walk away, and only 30 minutes from Central London.

Venue: Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 2nd from 3 – 7pm

Opening times: Tuesday (10am – 5pm) Sunday (11am – 5pm)

Exhibition closes on the 30th of March 2014

Admission free.


Post author: Jane Leighton

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