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Twentieth Century Estates: Architecture and the Paintings of Keith Coventry

Artist Keith Coventry discusses the relationship between architecture and his paintings with critic Owen Hatherley and writer Michael Bracewell.


Margot Heller, director of the South London Gallery, chairs the discussion.

Taking as their starting point the schematic plans outside housing estates, Keith Coventry’s Estate Paintings employ the visual vocabulary of the Russian avant garde to show that the utopian ideals that led to the creation of widespread social housing have their roots in artistic abstraction. In these stark and compelling paintings, Coventry contends that the ultimate failing of the Modernist project was its inability to make real space for human living.

This talk coincides with the exhibition Keith Coventry: Twentieth Century Estates at Modern Collections, London.

Booking is essential. Book online or call 020 7703 6120.


Speaker(s):

Keith Coventry | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

27 February 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UH
020 7703 6120
http://www.southlondongallery.org

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Tickets:

£5/£3 conc

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