Exhibition Archive
13 April - 6 May 2007 - Fieldgate Gallery, London UK


New Life and the Dream Garden

Gordon Cheung / Nick Goulis / Lakis and Aris Ionas / Toine Klaassen / Mathijs Lieshout / Mauricio Lupini / Alicia Paz / Jorge Rivera / Andro Semeiko / Sheena Macrae / Yu-Chen Wang

Curated by BasementArtProject.com

Private view: Thurs 12 April 2007 6-9pm (performance by Para-Site 7pm)
Catalogue launch and artists’ talk: Sat 5 May 2007 2pm (text by JJ Charlesworth)

Curated by BasementArtProject.com, New Life and the Dream Garden takes place in Fieldgate Gallery, London. This vibrant group exhibition brings together recent and newly commissioned works by 12 international emerging artists, six UK-based and six from abroad. Drawing inspiration from Thomas More’s 16th century book, the show is a satirical reflection of contemporary life cast in the form of the elusive search for the fantastical utopian dream. The view shifts from a focus on unattainable idealism to an exploration of the real world. In migrating and relocating to these new territories, the artists’ vainly constructed ‘dream gardens’ can only collapse looking towards ‘ou topos’ (no place), ultimately mirroring our society.

BasementArtProject.com is a contemporary art network run by London-based artist, Yu-Chen Wang. BasementArtProject.com uses the online project space to collaborate with international artists and develop progressive work, as well as organises events and exhibitions across the UK and Europe.

A series of activities on the preview evening will include performances by Para-Site Theatre Company and Helen Arney; Utopian Map Project (including work by Sebastian Lowsley-Williams, Cyril Lepetit, Maurice Bogaert and Matthew Draper); text by Grae Cleugh and The Callas’ live gig. The launch of exhibition catalogue with essay by JJ Charlesworth and artists’ talk will take place Saturday 5th May 2007 2-6pm.

For further information, please contact Yu-Chen Wang info@BasementArtProject.com

Fieldgate Gallery
14 Fieldgate Street
London E1 1ES



Gallery open:
Fri/Sat/Sun 1-6pm

Thanks for the support from:
Arts Council of England, Royal Netherlands Embassy London, Cultural Division Taipei Office in the UK, PROduction NETwork, Embassy of Mexico United Kingdom



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