LONDON, ENGLAND.- Metropolis Rise : New Art from London, a new book, will be launched on Wednesday 19th July 2006, 6.30 - 11pm at At the ICA, Brandon & Nash Rooms, The Mall, London. This new publication accompanies the recent exhibition Metropolis Rise : New Art from London that toured to Shanghais Moganshan area and Beijings 798 district. Displayed on specially designed wooden structures, the exhibition contained the work of over 50 London-based, international artists and included video, sound works, sculpture, performance documentation, painting, artists books, publications and ephemera. The publication further examines ideas of plurality, scene, self-organised activity and the recent histories of the contemporary metropolis through 6 specially commissioned essays and numerous selected artists texts. Together with over 100 colour pages of artists works, the publication presents a unique representation of current artistic practice in London.
Edited by temporarycontemporary, the publication includes essays in English and in Chinese by David Burrows, Suhail Malik, David Medalla, Dave Beech and Sophie Orlando, and introductions by Anthony Gross and Jen Wu. Further texts by Douglas Park, Paul ONeill, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Francis Lamb, International Necronautical Society, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Mark Hutchinson and Cedar Lewisohn.
Artists: Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, Sarah Baker, Sam Basu, Diann Bauer, Dave Beech, Anat Ben-David, David Burrows, Lali Chetwynd, Dan Coombs, Lorin Davies, Ian Dawson, Jeremy Deadman, Patricia Ellis, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Matt Franks, Babak Ghazi, Brian Griffiths, Anthony Gross, Mark Hutchinson, International Necronautical Society (INS), Heidi Kilpelainen (HK 119), Klega, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Denise Kum, Francis Lamb, Cyril Lepetit, Cedar Lewisohn, David Lock, Caroline McCarthy, David Medalla, Flavia Muller Medeiros, Jo Mitchell, Suzanne Mooney, Alex Gene Morrison, Sophie Newell, Harold Offeh, Paul O'Neill, Luke Oxley, Douglas Park, Mark Pawson, Mark Pearson, Gail Pickering, John Russell, Hideyuki Sawayanagi, Lindsay Seers, Tai Shani, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark Titchner, Mayling To, Markus Vater, Stella Vine, Jessica Voorsanger, Joe Walsh, Martin Westwood, Annie Whiles, Jen Wu, O Zhang.