London - Exhibition

Tim Etchells

Vitrine, London

02 Oct 201808 Dec 2018

In his solo exhibition, artist Tim Etchell fills the window of the gallery with a twelve-meter neon piece with the sentence “For everything that is shown something is hidden”, quoted from James Bridle’s book “New Dark Age”.  The letters that compose the phrase are alternately illuminated so to disrupt the continuity of the text: in this way, the full meaning of it unveils only to a closer look, when all the letters are readable.

Etchells displays also a series of photographs taken during the protests that greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the UK, to document the signs carried by the protestors but portraying them from their back front. Etchells works across a broad range of mediums, including neon, performance and drawing but always keeping as main focus spoken and written text, to reflect upon ways of communication and the subtle relation between seen and unseen.



  • Tim Etchells, 2018, Courtesy of Vitrine, LondonTim Etchells, 2018, Courtesy of Vitrine, London

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Special Events

Destination: London
Where: Vitrine, London
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Preview of the exhibition with Performance and After Party from 8-11pm at BAC.

Contacts & Details

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T: +44 (0)20 7564 7027 M: W: Vitrine London
15 Bermondsey Square London, SE1 3UN United Kingdom