Based in London’s Whiteley’s Centre, Working Project is hosting an exciting new group exhibition showcasing London’s top ten emerging artists, including RA and Slade alumni. Exhibiting from 29th November – 6th December 2018, this is the first project of its kind seen inside Whiteleys, which represents the union of an ancient building with new technologies.
The historic Whiteleys is London’s first department store and a Grade II Listed building, dating back to 1863. ‘Inhabiting the Dome’, curated by Cara Mills marks the end of an era as the exhibition will be the last before the building’s new year redevelopments. Artists have interpreted and responded to this unusual exhibition space: an uninhabited shopping centre and forgotten historical building, which was once was the height of glamour amongst London’s high society.
‘Inhabiting The Dome’ explores the performative possibilities of scale when art is used to activate space. The exhibition presents an array of medium at the highest level; architecture and a celebration of Whiteleys’ history, a love for new tech (such as cutting edge VR/CGI/projection mapping) and an interest in young, emerging artists.
The opening night will also feature a spectacular projection spanning Whiteleys’ 15 metre dome – the size of an international planetarium – featuring work by award-winning multimedia artist and performer Mowgli. The dome simultaneously acts an internal and external space as a dominant reference point for Whiteleys, which has become the centre point of the exhibition; overarching and containing.
Key artists include:
Antonia Showering (Slade) – Figurative painter recently featured in LA Times.
Max Prus (RA) – Creates figurative painting, drawings and installations.
The exhibition will also include work by Jack Evans, Jack Killick (RA), Alice Kilkenny (RCA), George Stamenov (RCA), Jessie Mac Stevenson, Orfeo Tagiuri, Charles Harrop-Griffiths, and Cara Mills (RCA).
Haus-Rucker-Co, the sixties avant-garde architectural collective founded in Vienna, inspired ideas for the theme of the exhibition. The group’s works were made’to expand the cognitive abilities of the user, leading to a heightened understanding of the interrelationship between body and environment.’
Photography: Strangers by Antonia Showering
29 November – 6 December 2018
Fourth Floor, Whiteleys Centre, Queensway, W2 4YN