City Racing 1988-1998: A partial account (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... thought to any kind of message or social commentary. Perhaps this reflects the fact that many of the artists at City Racing had yet to develop their methods for expressing their beliefs, when they exhibited there, but for me, this meant that the exhibition was quite a shallow, and uninspiring one. Also in this first gallery can be found Ross Sinclair's 'United States Diary' (1992), consisting of a stack of blocks bearing reproductions of American state flags painted in black and white, alongside some stencil printed messages painted onto the walls. Sinclair's messages attack what he sees as fundamental problems with the ... more
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The 'City Racing' gallery was supposedly one of the most influential galleries in the development of British contemporary art in the 1990s. Founded in 1988, the gallery was formed by artists squatting in a former betting shop in South London, near the Oval cricket ground. Run by artists, the gallery was highly celebrated, admittedly among other artists, and became the model for the establishment of other artist-run galleries across the world. For much of the gallery's history, leading up to its closure in 1998, 'City Racing' was run by a group of five friends; John Burgess, Keith Coventry, Matt Hale, Paul Noble and Peter Owen. The exhibitions ... Read the complete review
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