The Dissolving Cube Exhibition includes film of Hassan Najmi reading poem The Cape


The Dissolving Cube

The Dissolving Cube presents work which corrupts the boundaries between object, word, performance, sound, the viewer and the viewed.  The work includes visual, poetic and sound art forms which blend together to dissolve artificial boundaries between separate art works.  The show will pose questions concerning art's purpose. The work will interact with the audience of the school and local area. Several artists will be working with students to produce work for the show. The cube will mutate, dissolve and reach out down Portman Place, beyond Globe road from four different zones. The Dissolving Cube incorporates an on-going exhibition, a symposium “Art, Learning and Liberation” and a grand finale of artists’ performances, “The Return of The Repressed”

Curated by Andrew Cooper

At Portman Gallery at Morpeth School,
and beyond
Morpeth School, Portman Place, London E2 0PX (Tube: Bethnal Green)

26th November – 5th December
Open Thursday and Fridays 4 – 7pm and Saturdays 1 – 6pm

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Part 1- Exhibition opening on Thursday 26th November 4– 8pm

Part 2-“Art, Learning and Liberation” a symposium, 

28th November 11-5pm

Part 3 “Return of the repressed” performance event, 

5th December 1– 5.30pm

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Opening on Thursday 26th November 4– 8pm

Zone 1 – The Inner Zone

A functioning lounge complete with wall paper, pictures, domestic ornaments, memorabilia and comfy chair.

Heike Kelter, Sarah Sparkes, Sarah Doyle, René Luckhardt, Naomi St Clair-Clarke

Zone 2 – The Oyster Zone

Material and people are gathered to produce transformative works.

David Collins, Paul Sakoilsky, Antonio Cabrera

Zone 3 – Twilight Zone

Experiences are offered to visitors when they enter three booths and a horizontal cabinet.  They can in turn leave their own impressions by adding work to the zone.

Simon Katan, Ryo Ikeshiro, Andrew Cooper

Zone 6 – Outreach zone

Work investigating and reaching out into the surrounding gallery and beyond.

 Laura Oldfield Ford, Dean Kenning, Shireen Darabi, Emma Hart, Daisy Delaney, Hassan Najmi  

All Zones    

Kristian Sakulku, Raymond Yuenfai Vuong

 PART 2 
Art, Learning and Liberation” What use is art in schools? 
Symposium, 28th November 11am – 5pm 

Discussion Chaired by Ian Hunt

Speakers include:

Dean Kenning (artist and critic)

Andrew Cooper (artist and teacher)

Emma Hart (artist)

Leanne Turvey (Tate Modern Schools Curator)

Susan Sheddan (Tate Modern Schools Curator)

Charlie Fox (artist and teacher)

David Collins (artist and Head of Art, Wormwood Scrubs)

Corinna Till (artist)

Tina Gregoriou (artist and teacher)

Grigoris Papazafiriou (artist and teacher)

Students from Morpeth School


The Return of the Repressed
Grand Finale Saturday 5th December 2-5pm, 

What has been repressed for the last three decades will be raised from the ground in a carnival of artist's performances.

Charlie Fox

Mark Mc Gowan

Miyuki Kasahara

Laura Oldfield Ford


Paul Sakoilsky and Dark Times Editorial Staff

Thump and Fiend

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Published Date - 26/11/2009