Artist Urban Action
The launch of an experimental new arts venue in Deptford.
Adam Christensen, Madam Outside
Enclave is a new-build architectural infrastructure in Deptford, South London, housing a strip of nine project spaces, gallery, art offices and coffee shop. The project spaces will actively pursue independent programmes benefiting from Enclave's communal action to generate collaborations and production both on-site and much further afield.
Enclave will evolve with a gallery programme of outcomes by these spaces with additional curatorial symposia, exchanges, international residencies and multi-cultural film clubs that aim to develop both institutional dialogue and social engagement.
The inaugural exhibition, Artist Urban Action, launches throughout the entire site presenting the initial range of resident independent activity alongside a series of new commissions.
Launch line up:
In the main gallery, David Thorp's Quarantania, with Eva Kostakova, Neha Choksi and Taus Makhacheva, touring to John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Also commissioned are a new installation and performance by Conal McStravick, selected by LUX, Adam Christensen's invitational cinematic events, Toby Huddlestone's performative lecture installation. Olivier Basciano is Enclave's first Writer in Residence and Jean-Christophe Nicolas the first Virtual Artist in Residence. Publication by Lucy A. Sames.
Resident Project Spaces and their launch exhibitions:
Enclave 3: news of the world a new space by Centre of Attention / Enclave 4: Anarch: Andrew T Cross commission / Enclave 5: Divus and Umelec Magazine: with Pavel Reisenauer curated by Ivan Mecl / Enclave 8: ALISN (artist network): The Seven Lamps with Iavor Lubomirov, Jason Hicklin, Michael Stubbs, Juliette Losq, Bella Easton, Grant Watson and Dolly Thompsett / Enclave 9 & 10: Occupy My Time & Kitsch-insynch (artist network and coffee shop): Past and Present with 20 artists curated by Sue Cohen.
An Enclave web portal launches May 1st and will provide live access to all project space announcements and a virtual gallery.
Enclave sits within a new masterplan for Deptford and was originally built by council and renewal developers. temporarycontemporary have taken over the site to create what will become a self-sustaining model of artist networks and public outcome. Enclave is itself an urban action conceived by artist Anthony Gross. It is an on-going research project around entropy and social enterprise—a result of the Event Horizon social club and The Old Police Station projects.
Late opening and performance day Friday 29 June, 12-8.30pm
Preview: Friday 15 June, 6-9.30pm
15th June - 15th July 2012
Friday to Sunday, 12-6pm