Multi-storey car parks are the future for vernacular-inspired art galleries. As the motor car becomes redundant thousands of underground and aerial parking spaces will become a temporary honeycomb of creative activity. Bold Tendencies, founded in 2007, is a sculpture project showcasing new art on the top four floors of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham, South London. It is run by a team of volunteers and artists with an overall budget of c.£7500. The event entertained over 30,000 visitors in 2009 and 45,000 in 2010
Bold Tendencies 5 functions as site-specific sculpture, outside exhibition and party space presenting fifteen new works by international artists – Eva Berendes, David Brooks, Mircea Cantor, James Capper, Michael Dean,Rachael Champion, Jess Flood-Paddock, Lilah Fowler, Camille Henrot, Matt Keegan & James Richards, Kitty Kraus, Mamiko Otsubo, Bettina Pousttchi and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, which will be exhibited for three months.
Frank’s Cafe & Campari Bar, designed by Practice Architecture (Paloma Gormley & Lettice Drake), occupies a temporary building alongside the sculptures on the roof. For 2011 two new structures have been commissioned for the space.
The works for Bold Tendencies 5 have been commissioned by a specially appointed Curatorial Council. The exhibition is part of the 2011 ‘Year of Sculpture’ initiated by the Henry Moore Foundation.
Bold Tendencies, Levels 7-10 Peckham Rye Multi-storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, London SE15 8ST. June 30 – September 30 2011
Image: Bettina Pousttchi. Ahead Only. 8 polished street bollards. 2011