Scenes of the World

Transforming the gallery into the interior of a bus, Johann Arens investigates the cultural and infrastructural divides bridged by the P5 bus route.

at Pump House Gallery

Pump House has been transformed with an installation originating from the interior of the P5, a local bus that traverses the neighbouring landscape of housing estates.

Sculptural renditions of the familiar interiors of buses – including elongated handrails and gaudy seating – convert the gallery into a similarly transitory public space to highlight the momentary synergies of a bus ride.

To debate the social interactions that take place on public transport, Arens invites community groups, all situated on the P5’s route, to the gallery in a series of one-day takeovers. The multiple events will address the cultural and infrastructural divides bridged by the bus.

Pump House Gallery

Opening Times
17 April – May 19 2019
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ