Tuesday, 26 May 2009

South of the River, Ahead of the Game

jotta has been looking south for summer, establishing the links between the South London massive. A recent discovery is Off Modern: five graduates from Goldsmiths and Camberwell, united in their aim to do good by South London through regular exhibitions, club nights and happenings, making critical art accessible and fun for all.

Off Modern’s most recent adventure is Frontiers, an exhibition currently taking place in the Elephant Room, which is managed by independent creative space finders Corsica Studios. It’s an empty shell that was once a discount shop in the sprawling modernist mess that is Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Stains on the carpet and broken wires give it that freshly vacated and squatted vibe, lending the new and expressive art that hangs inside a juxtaposed dimension. The curious looks of local shoppers is a reality check to the blank expression of the typical white cube gallery.

Read the full interview with the Off Modern mavericks: http://www.jotta.com/magazine/articles/109/south-of-the-river-ahead-of-the-game#big_image

By Esther Bradley

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