Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Tuesday 2nd June: "Congregation" by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Bosse & Baum

The new location for Bosse & Baum Gallery is in the Copeland Park courtyard, beyond the open doorways of workshops and studio stairwells in The Bussey Building.  To get there you will perhaps unknowingly navigate your way past various pastoral buildings along this path and Peckham's Rye Lane.  Churches are secreted away in nooks and crannies all over London, coming to life with cranked up volume of praise on a Sunday.  And this is the very subject of the latest show called "Congregation" commissioned by the community department at Tate Modern.  The artist Chloe Dewe Mathews has made the multi-channel video installation following on from a previous project of stills called "Sunday Service".  The footage "explores collective religious experience and specifically the nature of expressive worship in South London's African churches".  For the eight minute looped film Coby Sey  has scored a soundtrack to fill the converted industrial space which has coincidentally been commandeered from a Church.  The almost site-specific setting was integral to Chole's mission to reach not just visitors on the art trail but also the parishioners who frequent the area.  It will be open to the public each weekend with special events interspersed mid-week, including a panel discussion this evening:  "God Bless South London:  Faith & Place through the Artistic Lens".    
Make your pilgrimage to this Tate off-site commission before 21st June.  Details here.
Admission free, Thursday – Sundays only 12.00pm – 6.00pm
133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN

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