6 Mar — 26 Apr 2012

On the Edgware Road made public three years of research generated by the Serpentine’s Edgware Road Project.

The On the Edgware Road exhibition included installations, films and performances, both at the Serpentine Gallery and at the Centre for Possible Studies, the project’s home. The exhibition allowed visitors to experience the findings of the artists and local partners involved in the project, and highlighted future programmes that unfolded throughout the following year.

The Edgware Road Project linked artists with people living and working in this London neighbourhood. The diversity of the local people and their interests are reflected by the varying practices and geographies of the artists invited to take up residency at the Centre for Possible Studies. Their responses were political, reflexive and revealing. An accompanying publication marked this moment in the project’s development, with descriptions and propositions for the future, answering the question, ‘What is a possible study?’.

Researchers

Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Project 5
Goldsmiths MA in Aural and Visual Cultures
Migrants Resource Centre
People’s Research Seminars
Public Space Seminar/E.V.S.A., O.D.V., Public 10
the x:talk project

Events

Tuesday 6th March 2012, 7pm
William Wells, Director, Townhouse, Cairo
Talk at the Serpentine Gallery

Thursday 8th March 2012, 8pm
Hiwa K, Chicago Boys: while we were singing, they were dreaming…
Concert and study group, 8pm

Saturday 10th March 2012, 4pm
Janna Graham, Projects Curator and Amal Khalaf, Edgware Road Project Assistant Curator
Talk at the Serpentine Gallery

Thursday 15th March 2012, 7pm
Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon
Book Launch

Saturday 17th March 2012, 2-5pm
The Possibility Archive, Polly Brannan and Jackson Lam
Public workshop at the Serpentine Gallery

Tuesday 20th March 2012, 6:30pm
Serpentine Cinema: Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Pierre Giquel
Gate Cinema, Notting Hill

Saturday 24th March 2012, 2-5pm
The Possibility Archive, Polly Brannan and Jackson Lam
Public workshop at the Serpentine Gallery

Saturday 24th March 2012, 5pm
Direct Speech Acts
Free Cinema Salon at the Centre for Possible Studies

Monday 26th April 2012, 6:30pm
Emily Wardill, Fulll Firearms, London cinematic premiere
Hackney Picturehouse Cinema

Participating and partner organisations:

Al Arez Restaurant; The Arts Catalyst; Casco: Office for Art, Design and Theory; Church Street Library; Church Street Neighbourhood Management; The Delfina Foundation; Dunya Restaurant; FreqOUT!; Gasworks; Gateway Primary School; Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre: Project 5; If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution; Migrant Resource Centre; Raven Row; Rose Issa Projects; St. Marylebone School; Al Shishawi Restaurant; The Showroom; 60 Penfold Street; Tyburn Convent; Westminster Academy; Westminster Libraries & Archives; Wyspa Institute of Art and X:talk.

The Edgware Road Project was initiated and curated by Sally Tallant with Janna Graham and Louise Coysh, in partnership with Christine Tohme and William Wells. Assistant Curator: Amal Khalaf. Project Advisor: Nav Haq.

The exhibition On the Edgware Road was curated by Janna Graham, Joceline Howe, Amal Khalaf, Nicola Lees, Sophie O’Brien and Lucia Pietroiusti.

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