Gallery Hopping: A Unique Group Exhibition at an Old Hotel in London
Exciting artists take over a haunted hotel in Notting Hill.
“With Institutions Like These…” is a large contemporary group show in a glamorous old empty hotel near Notting Hill Gate in London.
The brainchild of Victor Wang of the K11 Foundation—who also curated the exhibition—and Alex Meurice of Slate Projects, the exhibition has been put together with the idea of defying the increasingly rigid art world.
The exhibition includes Emma Hart, this year’s winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women; Maria Taniguchi, last year’s winner of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Prize; Richard Wentworth; Elad Lassry; and the recent graduates, Rebecca Ackroyd and Lewis Betts. There is a range of work including film, painting, and sculpture.
The exhibition is in the unique setting of a large luxury hotel—repurposed as exhibition space while waiting to be transformed into living accommodation—where Meurice will be holding exhibitions until October 2016.
“Victor and I were thinking about this ‘threshold condition’ whereby a work, an exhibition, an artist, a building, an idea, etc., is always in a state of becoming, started but not quite finished,” says Meurice of the project .”The hotel itself is a place of displacement, encounter, transience, foreign bodies, a layering of time, memory, nostalgia, longing etc. and a lot of these themes have animated our choices in the exhibition.”
This is not only a chance to see work, but also to buy it, as all the work featured in the exhibition for sale.
See more works from the exhibition below:
“With Institutions Like These…” is on view at the Averard Hotel, London, until April 10, 2016.
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