Exciting news just in today. The Kentishtowner has just learnt that from Feb 5 to March 27 Tracey Emin will be showing at an empty shop on Malden Road (#46), as part of the Zabludowicz’s forthcoming “The Shape We’re In (Camden)”. For that, we’ll forgive her conversion to Toryism (almost).
The press release reads: “Taking place across three idiosyncratic locations – the former Methodist chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road (from March 10), a number of vacant shops in the London Borough of Camden, and the 33rd floor of a skyscraper on New York’s Times Square – “The Shape We’re In” will feature 22 upcoming and established artists and aims to encourage the public to engage with works in new and informal ways.
“Each presents site-specific installations of works from the Zabludowicz Collection, including several neons, in vacant shops around the local area. Local council-led initiatives currently encourage the occupation of unused properties in the borough, to act as a revitalising presence within depressed areas of the city.
“The closed shopfronts will house works which relate to their surroundings, originally designed for economic exchange. These works can be seen 24 hours a day, and to particularly striking effect at night.”
More news when we have it.