Tenant of Culture: Soft Acid, 08 Jul 2022 — 18 Sep 2022

Tenant of Culture: Soft Acid

Tenant of Culture, the anonym for Dutch artist Hendrickje Schimmel, has realised a new site-specific installation for Camden Art Centre, her largest work to-date.

Camden Art Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG, UK

The artist’s point of departure begins in the archives of the gallery, where she uncovered reference to the largely unrecognised mass labour of women in the laundry industry, in 19th Century Britain.

The exhibition draws on and extends the artist’s long-standing exploration of consumer culture and the vast and problematic waste accumulated via the fashion industry. Repurposing discarded garments and accessories into new sculptural forms – alongside a voracious exploration of material possibilities – fabrics are bleached, boiled, dyed, twisted, torn and meticulously reassembled. The resulting works nod to former relics simultaneously desirable and monstrous, a reminder of the fickle cycle of trends and fashion, and the exploitative and often invisible economies of supply and demand.

Contacts & Details
Tue – Sun 11am – 6pm
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Camden Art Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG, UK

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