Trouble in Utopia

TROUBLE IN UTOPIA

The third group exhibition in the series ‘Hard Times‘. Trouble in Utopia blurs the boundaries between the real and the artifice as a metaphor to resolve the distinction between the almost identical greek words Ou-topos (no place) and Eu-topos (good place).
The artworks themselves play with common use language and signs that are often found outside of the gallery space. Now situated in the OPEN Gallery they provide the viewer the opportunity to re-examine aspects of our social reality that have become accustomed as the furniture of our daily life.

With special footage from the recent Ealing riots, OPEN’s first riot Mural painted at Baby-e that was badly damaged during the chaos and poetic performance by Big Virge.

Curated by Jack Jones and Sean Pearce.

Artists: Big Virge, Jack Brindley, Jack Jones, Ian Kirkpatrick, Claire Palfreyman, Julien Masson, Shepard Manyika, Sean Pearce, Paul Stewart, Mak Takahashi, Liorah Tchiprout, Kris Thompson, Adam Vass

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