press release

Dear Artists-Friends, Warm greetings When Adam Nankervis, Marko Stepanov, Geraldine Gallavardin and Tiago Slewinski were planning their two sets of duo-shows at the Tablet Gallery inside the Tabernacle in west London, I suggested they should do a poster with a photo of all of them standing in front of the historic Tabernacle building (which, incidentally, was built through the generousity of Lord Shaftesbury, a Victorian philanthropist who helped the homeless in London and was the benefactor of the Eros statue at Piccadilly Circus). The resulting poster is very beautiful which inspired me to suggest to other London Biennale artists to make posters featuring a group of four in front of the venue where the four artists will hold their exhibitions and events.

Already Marisol Cavia, Jessica Wilkes, Rosarinho Rosado and Wayne Chisnall have created a poster featuring the four of them in front of The Foundry in Shoreditch. Jill Rock is planning a poster with three artists, in front of the majestic Round Building (another monument of Victorian architecture) inside the Brompton Cemetery where they will show installations, films and videos, and hold performances on August 13, 2004. At the meeting today (Sunday, 23 May 2004 at 6 p.m. sharp)) of London Biennale artists at Soho Square in central London, I will mention again this project. The accumulation of such posters will commemorate this year's London Biennale,

which has started very well with several excellent exhibitions and performances. Incidentally, I call this participatory project "ComPost", short for "Commemorative Poster". In time , the ComPosts will help to fertilise our ideas and form an important accumulation of documents for the growing archives of the London Biennale.

Another important clarification: expecially for LBAs who live abroad: each participaiting artist in the London Biennale is responsible solely for his/her participation in it: finding the venue, insurance, publicity, etc.London-based LBAs will all be happy to help you.Simply address your E mails to:

Best wishes to everyone from David Medalla, Director of the London Biennale

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London Biennale 2004