mad as map

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Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT, UK

Thursday 17 October, 6–9pm, Friday 18 October, Saturday 19 October & Sunday 20 October, 12–6pm

Image © Jaf Yusuf

EBC presents ‘mutually assured destruction as mutually assured production’ or ‘mad as map’ as it will be known, with new works by Georgia Gendall, Jack Lewdjaw, Jaf Yusuf and Karanjit Panesar.

mad creates a complex web of interdependence, from the bigger to smaller countries, and the communities in between. To those who benefit from the status quo, imagine full disarmament, a race to less, as an alternative equilibrium.

From macro to micro the context of artists and their communities may be less climactic, but what if production, accumulation, polarisation and stockpiling abet the same perverse status quo? This attempts to consider if the artists’ practices pivot on relationships to others, and how the primacy of such relationships can have a broader impact. For the artists involved, an opportunity to break their own deadlocks, to address the conflicts, tensions, contained in inquiry and making – the singular condition of art making – in the context of a pluralistic, generous and multilateral ambition. The old structures repurposed, an ecosystem built anew. Dialogue, conversation and language as source material for the production of self, as an artist and as one of a community.

Opening night: October 17th 6-9pm.

As part of the Artlicks weekend programme. 18th, 19th, 20th. Open 12-6pm on each day.

After these dates the exhibition will continue for a month, open Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm and by appointment. The closing day of the exhibition will be the 17th of November.


Georgia Gendall, Jack Lewdjaw, Jaf Yusuf, Karanjit Panesar

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