Search for a Condemned Building



[caption id="attachment_5891" align="alignnone" width="460" caption="Roger Hiorn's 'Seizure' 2009"]Roger-Hiornss-Seizure-art-001[/caption] Following on from the success of Seizure, Roger Hiorn’s Turner Prize nominated blue crystal cave in a one-bedroom council flat in Elephant & Castle, London-based arts producer Artangel is searching for a very particular type of  building for its next project with an internationally acclaimed British artist. The building Artangel needs is ideally a large – preferably postwar - municipal building awaiting demolition, though other types of building would be considered.  The artist would like to make a large-scale sculptural intervention involving the partial demolition of the building. Ideally the project will open to the public in June 2010 so the building would be required in early 2010.  Based in London but working across Britain and beyond, Artangel commissions exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary artists. Over the past two decades, the projects have materialised in a range of different sites and situations and in countless forms of media. Many Artangel projects are given shape by a particular place and time. They can involve journeys to unfamiliar locations, from underground hangars to abandoned libraries. Or sometimes they can offer unfamiliar experiences in more familiar environments – a terraced house, a department store or daytime television. This open-ended approach to the artistic process has seen Artangel generate some of the most talked-about, contentious and acclaimed art of recent times, including work by Francis Alÿs, Matthew Barney, Jeremy Deller, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Steve McQueen, Michael Landy, Brian Eno, Gregor Schneider, Robert Wilson and Rachel Whiteread. If you have any suggestions for the next site, please contact Artangel’s Head of Production, Rob Bowman on rob@artangel.org.uk or 020 7713 1400 For more information about Artangel see www.artangel.org.uk





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