Jewellery Parade

Andrew Logan's Jewellery Parade for Salon 63.

at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

What is a jewellery performance?
"Come and see and find out"
Andrew Logan

Why elephant and castle?

"Such a cosmopolitan centre, people—it's a mini global explosion!... Looking forward to catching the No.63 bus"
—Andrew Logan

The legendary artist, visionary and founder of Alternative Miss World Andrew Logan will lead one of his now infamous 'jewellery performances'. 20 volunteer performers will parade around the soon-to-be-demolished, vital community centre—the oldest shopping mall in Europe—the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, near Logan's studio and towards the Old Kent Road. The performance's main intention is to spread Logan's glorious philosophy of joy and celebration of life. Logan is obsessed with light hence his wonderful largely glass and mirrored creations, which when inhabited by the performers, become living sculptures, reflecting the environment around them as they move along the route. The parade will be accompanied by Brazilian London-based musician Xavier Osmir and Banda Batuke playing Batucada Samba to celebrate the surrounding South American community.

The performers are largely recruited via an open call for participants living along the number 63 bus route, seeking to engage as many of the local community as possible in the spirit of the project's collaborative mission.

Logan's jewellery is an extension of his sculptural practice. The pieces are often conceived from found objects and ideas collected from Logan's frequent travel and 'artistic adventures'.

Logan has conducted jewellery performances since the late 80s including at the Sovin Centre in Moscow, as part of the Baku Arts Festival in Azerbaijian and the opening of the New Ruthwin Craft Centre in Wales. His jewellery has been part of collections by Comme de Garçons and Emmanuel Ungaro amongst many others.

Salon 63 is Galitzine (formerly Galitzine Mackenzie’s) 5th curatorial project in public spaces around London. 14 artists have been invited to explore the culture and communities of and surrounding hair and beauty salons located along London’s 63 bus route. The project will largely pair artists with a variety of salons to develop a series of conversations leading to site-specific works in and around each salon. Running from Peckham to Clerkenwell and including a breadth of communities, in regards to ethnic background, socio-economic prosperity, historical roots and political predilections, the exhibition will investigate and celebrate London’s diversity.

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Opening Times
Event: Sunday 20 May, 3-4pm

Where
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Meeting at main entrance New Kent Road
London
SE1 6TE