2015

Anthropo-scene

Gayle Chong Kwan


Exhibition Dates: 10th April – 27th June 2015
Gayle Chong Kwan’s ‘Anthropo-scene’ is a multi-layered installation that explores the built environment, strata and waste, in relation to the City of London.

Fantastical large wall-based photographic panoramas are created from London’s lost buildings and contemporary waste. Installations in the gallery recall stacks of archaeological drawers. The photographic and sculptural elements range in ratio and scale. Chong Kwan brings together contemporary, historic and archaeological objects and materials, juxtaposing excavation and construction, ruin and renewal, and confounding their chronology in order to question what we leave to posterity.

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About: Gayle Chong Kwan
Chong Kwan is a London-based artist whose large-scale installations, photographs, and public realm projects are exhibited and published internationally. Chong Kwan uses mythological forms, the senses and imagination to create immersive environments, mise-en-scènes and events, through which she explores simulacra and the sublime.

Photo Credit: Details from Gayle Chong Kwan’s installation ‘Anthropo-scene’, 2015