Like all art galleries, cinemas and other indoor entertainment spaces, Kentish Town’s contemporary art gallery has had a difficult twelve months.
2020’s flagship Annual Commission by cutting-edge US artist Trulee Hall opened in October – and, yep, you know the rest. So it’s great news that the gallery is back open on 20th May to give locals and visitors the chance to ogle this unique show once and for all.
Following her sold-out operatic performance at Zabludowicz Collection in March last year, Hall is debuting her newly commissioned project, Tongues Duel the Corn Whores, An Opera alongside works from the Collection and videos, paintings and sculptures, made over the past two years.
At the heart of Hall’s practice is a humorous, and unabashed ‘erotic grotesque’, where glory holes, peeping toms, nightmare monsters and sexy bodies jostle for attention. My oh my. As we said in our preview last time, be warned: it’s an adults-only riotous exploration of ritual and sexuality.
And that’s not all. There’s also one more brand new exhibition, Invites: 360: Mélodie Mousset and Edo Fouilloux. Now in its ninth year, the Invites programme (located in the smaller gallery to the right of the main space) is dedicated to solo presentations by UK-based artists without UK commercial gallery representation.
Visitors can jump into a dream-like underwater scene with The Jellyfish, a mesmerizing new interactive virtual reality work by Mélodie Mousset and Edo Fouilloux. Animated organisms respond to the user’s voice, pulsating their glowing bodies and singing back with their own choir. This one 100% has to be seen to be believed.
Main image: Trulee Hall
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