18th October 2009
3-6 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU
‘One Foot in the Grove’
80s rave survivors, Glastonbury aficionados & pre-wall collapse Berliners have all long been familiar with the work of Joe Rush and the Mutoid Waste Company and their talent for transforming discarded metal and machinery into extraordinary apocalyptic sculptures, taking the concept of recycling to a new level.
Looking for a London venue for a sculpture show, the Mutoids met artists Garfield Hackett and Liam Hayhow at their Cordy House warehouse in Shoreditch, and so MuTate Britain was born with a hugely popular exhibition Behind the Shutters.
With Cordy House eventually going the inevitable way of all creative spaces, the team moved west to their old stamping ground under the Westway to put together this even more ambitious show, involving work by some of the best street artists and sculptors from around the world.
Meanwhile, just down the road…
Well, a bit further than that, but not too far, down to Kensington Gardens in fact, where the annual temporary pavilion next to the Serpentine Gallery was designed that year by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, & this is how it might look if you chose to enjoy it standing on your head.