Andro Semeiko, Yu-Chen Wang, Alasdair DuncanPil and Galia Kollectiv, Ad de Jong, Sheena Macrae, Andrew DarkeLakis and Aris Ionas, Sebastian Lowsley-Williams and Tomoko TakahashiFilm Programme by Georgia Korossi 5 May – 11 July 2010 Events: every Wednesday starts from 5th May 2010 6.30pm
Opening: Friday 11th June 2010 6-10pm
Exhibition: 12th June – 11th July 2010 Friday – Sunday 12-6pm
FREE ENTRY to all events
Location: Guest Projects – Yinka Shonibare’s Space
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road London E8 4QL
From May to July 2010, Basement Art Projects will present a twelve-week show: Happy End / A Transmitter To the Ultimate Way of Contemporary Living at Guest Projects, London. The exhibition features works by international artists Andro Semeiko, Yu-Chen Wang, Alasdair Duncan, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Ad de Jong, Sheena Macrae, Andrew Darke, Lakis and Aris Ionas, Sebastian Lowsley-Williams and Tomoko Takahashi and includes performance by Oliver Langdon and Caroline Garland from Kilter Theatre and a film programme curated by Georgia Korossi.
Happy End takes its starting point from a semi-fictional story about Andro Semeiko and Yu-Chen Wang’s life and a journey to reach never-ending happiness. The story is based on the construction of a transmitter – a complex mechanical device that enables transportation to authentic happiness. As the device is developed it becomes apparent that the transmitter is more than a machine; it is a space, a unique experience and the ultimate way of living.
Happy End will evolve through weekly previews of different artists’ work and a series of music, film, theatre and participatory events. Individual and collective contributions will combine to influence the changing content and shape of the project. After the exhibition, the transmitter will continue to live on in shared experience, ideas and relationships.
The exhibtion is curated by Yu-Chen Wang and assisted by Molly Bretton. Download Happy End press release PDF >> Download Happy End programme of events PDF >>
The project is supported by British Film Institute and City Inn. With thanks to Yinka Shonibare, Cleo Roberts from Guest Projects, British Film Institute, David Orr and Jo Dunkley from City Inn, Man Somerlinck, Meredith Gunderson, Benjamin Reichen, Bridget Donlon, Erica Shiozaki, Matteo Pollini, Joyce Yee, John Askew and many others… City Inn contemporary hotels provide sophisticated living spaces at the heart of the city. Enjoy a changing gallery of Modern Art, supporting established and emerging local artists. Offering the perfect backdrop for a weekend break, business stay or relaxed meal in our critically-acclaimed restaurant City Café. Visit www.cityinn.com for best rates guaranteed.
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