Graham Hudson




Where: The German Gymnasium, Pancras Road, (located across from the entrance of St. Pancras International)

This month (October) the artist Graham Hudson presents an exhibition to mark the conclusion of his six month placement as artist-in-residence at King’s Cross Central. The residency was created in partnership with the area’s developers, the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, and Arts Council England, and seeks to give artists the opportunity to reflect on the transformation of the central London development site.

Hudson is the second artist-in-residence for the site and has been collaborating with the curatorial group, Butchers. In keeping with his practice of large-scale architectural interventions, at his exhibition Hudson presents new work that incorporates elements of the temporary architecture defining the look of undeveloped areas of King’s Cross Central in the immediate period prior to construction. These vestiges of rubble piles, abandoned warehouses and nightclubs and the building and ‘unbuilding’ underway across the site form an unofficial heritage of the area’s recent past.

The residency took place from November 2009 – May 2010, a period defined by a site made up of areas of significant construction activity alongside areas yet to be built on. Representing the process of the residency as well as the exhibition at its conclusion was a central objective. Most immediately, Hudson marked each of the 181 days of the residency by creating a sculpture each day from the materials he found onsite. This three-dimensional journal of his activity and research process was recorded as a blog and now exists as an archive of photographs. Butchers commissioned a series of six short films – one for each month of the residency – that have been released through The Guardian Online. These will be edited into a 30-minute documentary to be shown in the exhibition. Six writers have been commissioned to produce in depth essays engaging with varying aspect of the residency; these essays will be published as a catalogue on occasion of the exhibition.

Duration 05 October 2010 - 29 October 2010
Times Wednesday – Friday, 12.00-18.00, additional opening Saturday 16 October and Sunday 17 October, 12.00-18.00
Cost Free
Venue German Gymnasium
Address 26 Pancras Road London N1C 4TB, ,
Contact / / www.kingscrosscentral.com/grahamhudsonexhibition

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