Gallery Hopping: A Unique Group Exhibition at an Old Hotel in London

Exciting artists take over a haunted hotel in Notting Hill.

Stefania Batavia LOVELOCK (2016)
Photo: courtesy Slate Projects

“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.

Daniel Silver <i>Untitled</i> (2015) <br> Photo: courtesy Slate Projects

Daniel Silver, Untitled (2015).
Photo: Courtesy Alex Meurice.

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:

Emma Hart <i>Scrape (left) </i>(2015) <br> Photo: courtesy Slate Projects

Emma Hart, Scrape (left)(2015). 
Photo: Courtesy Alex Meurice.


Rebecca Ackroyd <i>Out of the Cage</i> (2016) <br> Photo: courtesy of Slate Projects

Rebecca Ackroyd, Out of the Cage (2016). 
Photo: Courtesy Alex Meurice.


Stefania Batavia <i>LOVELOCK</i> (2016) <br> Photo: courtesy Slate Projects

Stefania Batavia, LOVELOCK (2016). 
Photo: Courtesy Alex Meurice.


Ezra Gray <i>Victoria </i>(2015) <br> Photo: courtesy Slate Projects

Ezra Gray, Victoria (2015)
Photo: Courtesy Alex Meurice.

With Institutions Like These…” is on view at the Averard Hotel, London, until April 10, 2016.

Follow Artnet News on Facebook:

Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.
Article topics