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Bold Tendencies 5: multi-storey site-specific sculpture. Peckham, south London

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 BerendesDavid BrooksMircea CantorJames CapperMichael Dean,Rachael ChampionJess Flood-PaddockLilah FowlerCamille HenrotMatt Keegan & James RichardsKitty KrausMamiko OtsuboBettina 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


About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


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