Pushing the Boundaries : 2019 Arts Foundation Shortlist

Holly Hendry, Chris Hildrey, Lawrence Lek and Public Practice

AA Front Members' Room 1/11/2018 - 14/11/2018

10.00am – 7.00pm

This exhibition brings together for the first time, four very diverse practitioners Holly Hendry, Chris Hildrey, Lawrence Lek and Public Practice whose experimental practices explore radical constructions challenging our conceptions of space as an interface.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to understand their practices further through displays and writings about their current work and preoccupations. From artist Holly Hendry whose non-traditional architectural approach is permeated by a fascination with rear spaces and open cracks, to Public Practice, a social enterprise founded by Pooja Agrawal and Finn Williams to improve the quality of everyday places by building the public sector’s capacity of proactive planning the exhibition. Pushing the boundaries of how we can explore, experience and create space. Lawrence Lek’s work explores changing nature of architectural experience through new technologies such as real-time computer graphics and virtual reality simulations while Chris Hildrey will display his ongoing project ProxyAddress which uses local data to provide homeless people with stable addresses in order to access vital services is developing in London.

Selected from a longlist of nominated artists, designers and architects by Amanda Levete, Justin McQuirk and Theo Spyropoulos, these four shortlisted practitioners are vying for the coveted £10,000 prize, awarded simply to support them and their creative practice. The winner, along with four other awards in different artforms, will be announced at the Arts Foundation Awards 2019 which will be held at the ICA on 28 January 2019.

Image: Public Practice: Working Environment, Sutton. Photo by Tim Smyth

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