Words by MPDClick’s Future Trends Researcher Editor.
On May 12th 2012, MPDClick’s Future Trends Researcher had the pleasure of joining co-founder and managing director Penelope Sacorafou and Art guide and curator Natasha Hoare on Fox & Squirrel’s East End Art Walk. Discover the final part of this four part series, which today is our Design Focus of the Week.
This month’s art walk took advantage of East London’s creative art scene, focusing on four gallery spaces in particular – Hoxton Art Gallery, Calvert 22, Project Space and Hayles Gallery.
The last leg of the Art Walk introduced us to Justin Hammond, the curator of the Catlin Art Prize 2012, which was being shown at The Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch street – one of the most celebrated shopping streets in the area. The prize shows work by 10 shortlisted artists who have graduated from art school in the past year, and who are set to be the next big thing in the art world. Julia Vogl who was named winner of the Catlin Art Prize 2012 earlier this month, created a unique social installation entitled ‘Let’s Hang Out,’ which invites visitors to create a communal area by selecting coloured carpet titles that correspond with Julia’s pastime suggestions. Other stand-out artworks included Adeline de Monseignat’s ‘creapture’ (creature-sculpture); a breathing maternal figure surrounded by furry eggs, and Soheila Sokhanvari, 1953 Iranian coup d’etat TPAJAX inspired installation which features a taxidermy horse. The Catlin Art Prize is a unique collection of emerging artists and should not be missed.
For more information on Fox & Squirrel’s amazing Art Walks, please click here.
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