(P)review: A Tradition I Do Not Mean to Break

By tikichris Last edited 106 months ago
(P)review: A Tradition I Do Not Mean to Break

Tereza Bušková
Photograph of Tereza Bušková by Chris Osburn
A Tradition I do not Mean to Break is an exhibition you should not mean to skip. Featuring new moving image works by David Blandy, Tereza Bušková and Henry Coombes, the exhibition explores cultural subjects near and dear to these three artists’ hearts. Blandy’s Mississipi minstrel film, Crossroads draws viewers in with serene imagery. Coombes ignites imaginations with his erotically charged period drama about English landscape and animal painter, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer. And, Bušková? Well, her film and photography of Slavic Easter rituals, (cockerel beheading ceremonies and whatnot) simply mesmerize.

The show opened last night at 176 Prince of Wales Road (near Chalk Farm Underground Station), a massive and elegant space with all sorts of cool things lined up. Couldn’t make it to last night’s opening? There’s an afternoon preview this Sunday from 2pm-4pm with tea and cakes and a tour by the curators at 3pm.

A Tradition I Do Not Mean to Break runs until the 16th of August. Visit projectspace176.com for more info.

Last Updated 09 July 2009

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Well knock me down with a (cockerel's) feather, that's only yards from my flat and I didn't know about the Sunday tours. I love Landseer and I'm curious to see how someone's interpreted his work as 'erotically charged'.