3 November – 1 December 2018
76 Norman Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex TN38 0EJ
Open – 1pm – 6pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 10am – 6pm (Sun & Mon closed)
Preview event – Saturday 3 November 6pm – 8pm (open invitation)
Informal artist talk 1 December 4pm
Radical Architecture : Immediate Past, Nigel Green
This exhibition is a collaboration between Solaris and Photohastings; the result of an open call to Ph members. It is an exhibition of new work from an ongoing series of architectural and topographic photographs around Nigel Green’s long-term focus on the legacy of utopian modernism.
The photographs have been taken in the U.K, Belgium, Serbia, Poland and France. The images largely document buildings from the 1960s and 1970s. This work reflects diversity in architectural experimentation driven by the ideological aspiration in social and collective thinking. The architecture reflects local or vernacular concerns and coalesces around a shared set of societal principles, radically different from those of the present.
Green states, “The buildings and sites that I photograph function as indicators of an uncompleted project, the future oriented goals of a utopian and socially committed thinking, which as Owen Hatherley states, represents a moment of social democracy”.
Image Credit: Nigel Green