De Sign, Essex Gallery


May 18 – June 8, 2006
University of Essex Gallery, England
Curated by: Wen-Chin Chi, Ashlee Gross, Leigh Hazzard and Alex Hugo

An exhibition presenting the works of seven contemporary artists who explore the complex infrastructure of our built environment, DE SIGN will deconstruct the way architectural language shapes our perception and interaction with space.

DE SIGN brings together: Antti Laitinen, Langlands and Bell, Paul Moss, Paul Schütze and Alex Villar, an international selection of artists whose work investigates the intrinsic relationship between people, architecture and the urban environment. In addition, using the University campus and its distinctive modernist architecture as a stimulus, Rupert Clamp will create new site-specific work for the exhibition.

DE SIGN will transform the gallery into a space which reveals the presence of an entire language encoded within our built environment. It will challenge its users to learn this language while simultaneously proclaiming that they already speak it. It will begin an investigation into the pervasiveness of this linguistic system examining the social, political and personal elements that interact with our architectural environment to create the spaces that surround us.

Colchester, England
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturdays 1 – 4.30pm

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