3 February to 11 March 2018
In this exhibition, national and international artists riff off the ‘inviolable’ voices in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. With a focus on myth, gender and facets of the self, the artists’ work will re-inhabit and re-animate the empty rooms, spaces and grounds of the Grade II listed Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate.
Recalling Eliot’s own convalescence in Margate in 1921, some of the works in this exhibition will be created during short artist residencies held at the hotel, alongside a number of specially commissioned, site-specific works responding directly to the visual lexicon of The Waste Land against the backdrop of the hotel’s heritage; its faded grandeur, peeling wallpaper and artexed surfaces.
It is through an exploration of the myriad voices in The Waste Land, and through the personage of Tiresias in particular, that we choose to navigate the past and possible future of the Nayland Rock Hotel.
David Buckley | Emma Critchley | Simon Foxall | Dazzling Allgood Susie Hamilton | Derek Jarman | Paul Knight | Victoria Lucas Amanda Marchand | Jay Rechsteiner | Lindsay Segall | Shaun Stamp Katie Surridge | Wolfgang Tillmans | Sally Waterman | Chiara Williams and 2017 OSE alumni: Chloe Ashley | Emma Gibson | George Harding Lou Lou Sainsbury | Jessica Jordan-Wrench | Jo Murray | Sara Trillo
Curated by Chiara Williams and Shaun Stamp.
Nayland Rock Hotel
1-5 Royal Cres, Margate CT9 5AJ, UK
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