On the Edgware Road

06 - 28 Mar 2012

© Rania Stephan
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni 2011 (detail)
Film still
Courtesy of the artist
6 - 28 March 2012

On the Edgware Road makes public three years of research generated by the Serpentine's Edgware Road Project. The exhibition includes installations, films and performances, both at the Serpentine Gallery and at the Centre for Possible Studies, the Project's home. The exhibition allows visitors to experience the findings of the artists and local partners involved in the Project and highlights future programmes that will unfold throughout the next year.

The Edgware Road Project links artists with people living and working in this London neighbourhood. The diversity of the local people and their interests are reflected by the varying practices and geographies of the artists invited to take up residency at the Centre for Possible Studies. Their responses have been political, reflexive and revealing. An accompanying publication will mark this moment in the Project's development with descriptions and propositions for the future, answering the question 'What is a possible study?'.

The Edgware Road Project was initiated and curated by Sally Tallant with Janna Graham in partnership with Christine Tohme and William Wells.

Participating artists:

Khalid Abdalla and
Cressida Trew
Etel Adnan
Polly Brannan
Gill Clarke
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad
Hato Press
Susan Hefuna
Lamia Joreige
Hiwa K
James Holcombe, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (
Marwan Rechmaoui
Frances Rifkin
Wael Shawky
Rania Stephan
Emily Wardill

Participating and partner organisations:

Al Arez Restaurant; The Arts Catalyst; Casco: Office for Art, Design and Theory; Church Street Library; Church Street Neighbourhood Management; The Delfina Foundation; Dunya Restaurant; FreqOUT!; Gasworks; Gateway Primary School; Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Project 5; If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution; Migrant Resource Centre; Raven Row; Rose Issa Projects; St. Marylebone School; Al Shishawi Restaurant; The Showroom; 60 Penfold Street; Tyburn Convent; Westminster Academy; Westminster Libraries & Archives; Wyspa Institute of Art and X:talk.

The exhibition On the Edgware Road is curated by Janna Graham, Joceline Howe, Amal Khalaf, Nicola Lees, Sophie O'Brien and Lucia Pietroiusti.

Tags: Etel Adnan, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Susan Hefuna, Lamia Joreige, Hiwa K, Hiwa K., Marwan, Marwan Rechmaoui, Wael Shawky, Emily Wardill