News: New Blog Post Reflecting On Historic Intervention Now Up!

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    Joanna Sands installing at the Asylum Chapel, Sculpture Shock, Historic 2014. Image: A K Purkiss

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    Joanna Sands installing Untitled at the Asylum Chapel, Sculpture Shock Historic 2014. Image: A K Purkiss

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    Joanna Sands installing at the Asylum Chapel, Sculpture Shock Historic 2014. Image: A K Purkiss

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    Joanna Sands installing at the Asylum Chapel, Sculpture Shock Historic 2014. Image: A K Purkiss

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    Joanna Sands installing at the Asylum Chapel, Sculpture Shock Historic 2014. Image: A K Purkiss

From Tuesday 9 December to Thursday 11 December 2014 Joanna Sands', winner of the Historic category of Sculpture Shock 2014, site specific spatial intervention challenged its visitors spatial expectations, in London’s most extensive 19th century almshouse complex – The Asylum in Peckham. Originally known as the Licensed Victuallers’ Benevolent Institution Asylum, this Grade II* listed site was formerly a sanctury for “decayed” members of the trade and retired pub landlords. 

Sited in the chapel at the heart of the six acre complex, Sands’ installation, made entirely of delicately manipulated strips of ply wood, fused a geometric aesthetic inspired by the Minimalists of the 1960s with the indepth knowledge and the painstaking precision of a true maker. Sands started making large sculptural installations in abandoned buildings and squats in 1993, often using found materials, altering and referring to the spaces they inhabited. Making visually simple changes Sands’ work subtly subverts the viewer's spatial expectations. Each piece of work becomes an intervention into the space it inhabits and refers to the spatial qualities and architectural characteristics of the surrounding environment.    

We are delighted to announce that the Sculpture Shock 2015 finalists have been selected - Congratulations to SUBTERRANEAN finalists Lynn Dennison, Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Sebastian Kite, AMBULATORY finalists Luke Hart, JonJocJosch and William Mackrell and HISTORIC finalists Hanna Haaslahti, Quynh Vantu and Gloria Zein! Click HERE for info! 

@sculptureshock Check out our new blog post! Sarah Kent reflects on J Sands HISTORIC pop-up @asylum_london: tinyurl.com/prxxjgf pic.twitter.com/PR3h2sET1p