I am a freelance writer, editor and teacher based in north London.
Arts in the summer
One of the greatest things about this wonderful city of ours is its ability to build creative projects in unlikely locations. No one seem to do this better than the 3Space charity, who work with landlords to ensure that empty properties are put to good use. Perhaps this means a community project or an artistic venue. 3Space were chosen, in 2012, to be part of the list of the 50 New Radicals, chosen by NESTA and the Observer newspaper for its dedication to radical thinking.
They are working together with Ferodo Bridges International Platform for Artistic Collaboration to produce the Dress the Statue event. This will see a mixture of visual art and performance on a variety of timely subjects. Curated by Goldsmiths graduate Danae Loukaki and Anne Vauhkonen, Dress the Statue aims to address familiar contemporary concepts such as the sense of context, freedom, controversy, religion, responsibility, politics, sexuality, criticism, boundaries, censorship and ethics in relation to the very existence of the Arts.
The event will be held at the 3Space Hub at 58 Victoria Embankment, with the first night of performance scheduled to take place on the evening of June the 21st. The visual exhibition will open the following day.
All performances will cost you a donation to get in.
The week-long event will include pieces from many renowned artists, such as Hannah Breslin, Christopher Tavoularis, Marco Turcich, Vicky Kyriakoulakou, Anna Vauhkonen, Simona Zemaityte, Howard Sivills and Andrzej Maria Borkowski among others. Support the event and the wonderful charity backing it and get a little intellectual stimulation in the middle of summer.