Free Weekend? Try Future Map at the Zabludowicz


Today we launch our new column, Free Weekend? No prizes for guessing what this one’s about – even Mrs Kentishtowner’s …


Benedict Drew in Kentish Town

Kentish Town Zabludowicz Gallery

Today we launch our new column, Free Weekend?

No prizes for guessing what this one’s about – even Mrs Kentishtowner’s nan is keeping up (just) – but yes, the idea behind Free Weekend is to help you celebrate our glorious area with a weekly tip that will cost nowt. Nada. Zilch penneth. So send any suggestions our way: kentishtowner@gmail.com

What better way to kick things off than with our 2011 Best Gallery winner the Zabludowicz, whose annual Future Map graduate show launches today?


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We swung by for a sneaky peak last night and, amidst a sea of complimentary Camden Town Hells Lager, discovered, as with last year, an exhilarating mix of artists and designers.

Poppy Bisdee in Kentish Town

In the upstairs room we puzzled over Poppy Bisdee’s Unit, a clever use of an overhead projector and acetate form, constructed from prints of the room’s wall, floor and ceiling.

Giovanni Martins in Kentish Town

And next door, Mrs Kentishtowner was going nuts for Giovanni Martin’s Manifesto, with its ‘snazzy’ (her word – yikes) postmodern fashion sequences.

Benedict Drew in Kentish Town

But best of all was Benedict Drew’s hypnotic retro TV set installation, the first in a series of INVITES, a new initiative by Zabludowicz which presents young, UK-based artists currently without representation. Check those computer eyes watching it too.

Benedict Drew in Kentish Town

And finally, call us shallow, but we have to say we were big fans of the wood-fired pizza oven-in-a-van .

Put it this way: if it was an installation, Mrs Kentishtowner would’ve snapped one right up.

Future Map & Benedict Drew runs from 12th Jan to 5th Feb. For more details and a full outline of accompanying events see here.


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