Issue 01

Monday, June 24, 2024

Volume 200,000


(Shoreditch Town Hall Exhibition)

15th-18th November 2008

STATE: brings together works from 15 international artists with different perspectives and with works using diverse media. It will be shown during November 14th - 18th in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall.

The title STATE: has several parallel interpretations. It is an entity formed from a collection of individuals, a political system, a statement and a state of being. It is a construction representing the present time - the state of NOW.

STATE: is a platform created to deliver an opportunity for the artists who wish to present an exploration of their burgeoning works. It is the beginning of a dialogue, for the artists themselves and between their creations and the public. The function of the STATE: institution is to conquer the encapsulation of the isolated individuals in modern times.

The exhibition is meant to be a starting point for future connections and projects between the participants. The function of STATE: is to create a system that is more than the sum of its parts. The STATE: itself is new, and will mature as the individuals evolve.

As the Shoreditch Town Hall hosts the first exhibition by the group, the anxiety state driven from its site specific features can be illustrated by a tagline acquired from Paul Auster's quote - "Breathing Yourself into a Coffin of Ice".

In addition to the show at Shoreditch Town Hall, a homepage at delivers more information about the project and the participating artists. The website aims to provide an ongoing forum for the artists and the collective after the exhibition has closed.

Participating Artists: Isabella Monticelli-McTiernan, Carlos Gonzalez, Christina Sanders, Eduardo Guerra, Joana Filipe, Lucy Tomlins, Luisa Metelo, Marc Gavin, Margaret Flynn, Marje Len Murusalu, Matthew Douglas, Romana Londi, Rui Pignatelli, Selket Chlupka, Tim Plamper.

STATE: artists are proud to present 7 guest artists in London, Shoreditch Town Hall:


Open: 15th - 18th November 2008, 9am - 5pm
Preview: 14th November, 5pm - 9pm

Location: Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street, EC1V 9LT, London


EXIT 2 out of Old Street tube station on NORTHERN LINE. Head east towards Hoxton Square.

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