Mapping the City
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R
Until 15 January 2015
Opening times Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm 02078454600 www.somersethouse.org.uk
Somerset House, in association with collaborative arts organisation A(by)P, present Mapping the City. To complement the exhibition, Somerset House and A(by)P are hosting a series of events, including a series of film and music evenings, artists talks and interactive workshops.
The exhibition features works by 50 internationally recognised artists such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon and Aryz, alongside rising stars from Australia to Argentina, Sweden to Spain and France to Finland. Mapping the City will present a series of cartographic representations of the artists’ chosen cities.
Ranging from literal to highly abstract each map will be an individual response to the way these artists experience and interpret the places that they know so well.
The artists selected by A(by)P to take part in the exhibition use a wide variety of media in their practice, from digital technology to illustration, paintings to sculpture and video representations to performances. Over 40 of the works were specially commissioned by A(by)P, with artists using their individual aesthetic to share their knowledge of each city’s secrets and challenge visitors to look at their own urban environments in a new light.