Swamp City: Artist talk + Q&A

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Date(s) - 28/05/2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

HOXTON 253 art project space


Join us for an informal conversation between multidisciplinary artist Alice Bucknell and HOXTON 253 curator Zsuzsa Benke as they discuss Swamp City, Bucknell’s debut UK solo exhibition .
The exhibition explores the crossovers between architecture, ecology, disaster capitalism, simulated environments and non-human intelligence through speculative fiction and game engines.

For the UK premiere of Swamp City (2021), a 34 minute-long film that imagines the Florida Everglades as a luxury eco-tourism retreat in a near-future reality of severe climate disruption, the speculative estate agency has been brought to life, temporarily transforming HOXTON 253’s gallery space into the offices of The Evergreen Group. It is complete with property listings, promotional pamphlets, 3D printed models, and slick metallic landscape prints, arranged inside a neon-tinted, houseplant-stuffed, copper-accented office space designed to lure in its millennial clientele and investors.

Bookings include a complimentary drink sponsored by Asahi Super Dry.​ Places are limited, reserve your ticket via https://bit.ly/3y3O4oN

Exhibition runs: 6 – 29 May 2022 / Wed to Fri 1-7pm, Sat & Sun 11-5pm​
Opening reception: Thursday 5th May 5-9pm / drinks sponsored by Asahi Super Dry

Guided exhibition tour with the Artist: Saturday 21st May 5-6 pm RSVP
Artist talk + Q&A: Saturday 28th May 5-6pm RSVP

Further information and full exhibition programme: hoxton253.com/alice-bucknell-swamp-city

The exhibition and associated programme are supported by and part of HELLO AGAIN, HACKNEY, the borough’s cultural reopening initiative.​