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Group Exhibition. Laura White acted as a curator and participator. \ud \ud STUFF.\ud \ud Artists included Alison Wilding, Laura White, Phyllida Barlow, Bettina Buck.\ud \ud Exhibition Description:\ud Sculpture is the need to arrange, to juxtapose and to navigate space, to handle matter and exist within the stuff that the world is made up of. The artists selected for this exhibition are exploring the realms of contemporary sculpture, with a freedom and experimentation that constantly breaks and makes up its own rules.\ud The history of modernism in sculpture cannot be ignored or forgotten, so it is with these artists that there is a negotiation of its memory, while skipping on its grave in absolute openness. Abstraction meets representation, form with the formless, traditional materials with the readymade, craftsmanship with child play, the architectural with the personal, functional with the ornamental, and anything that doesn’t go with all that does.\ud \ud STUFF was part of a large project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it. The Wenlock Building was occupied by 28 exhibitions by galleries and artists during the Frieze Art Fair. It had an enormous audience of the general public, galleries, artists and collectors.\ud \ud The Wharf Road Project brings more than 20 innovative contemporary art initiatives together for the first time in a central location, creating a seminal showcase for the more unusual and innovative. The Wharf Road Project is not an art fair, but a large-scale exhibition featuring the best of London’s specialist and experimental art spaces, complemented by a programme of performances, screenings, music and guided tours.\ud Participants have each been allocated one of the 5-storey venue’s rooms to curate exhibitions which reflect their artistic endeavours and curatorial ethos. This mash-up of different organisations will create an opportunity to engage with established art spaces as well as some of the newest and most exciting art initiatives in London.\ud The Wenlock building is owned by Workspace Group plc who have long been supporters of the arts and London‘s creative industries. V22 is the first cooperatively run art collection, owned by artists themselves as well as external investor-patrons. Our ethos is to make the best new art accessible to more people in more ways. The Wharf Road Project is a celebration of artists, their supporters and the wider industry. V22 will feature new works for its collection selected by Martin Westwood and Martin Creed

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