About the Pump House Gallery
Pump House Gallery, situated beside a lake in Battersea Park, provides a welcoming space for audiences to see, participate and engage in contemporary art.
Supporting high quality artistic activity that provides audiences with different perspectives on how, where and why we live the way we do is at the heart of Pump House Gallery’s programme. Presenting work both in the gallery and off site, Pump House Gallery provides its audiences with a range of experiences and activities that unpack challenging, thought-provoking, contemporary issues.
Unpacking contemporary art is a skill that requires practice. It is our aspiration to provide our audiences with a variety of opportunities to test out and practice this skill. We are committed to ensuring that the perspectives, views and experiences presented are open for all to engage with, regardless of age or experience.
PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and Pump House Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition of London-based Canadian artist, Zadie Xa.
Searching for a reflexive space where knowledge from migratory cultures can be transformed, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore to create new realities. Filmic flashbacks, barely recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her memory, Korean cultural memory and possible future scenarios. Using the transformative structure of the ritual – storytelling, rhythm, and repetition – the exhibition acts as a pursuit for states of ecstatic enlightenment.
The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.
Pump House Gallery presents an exhibition of recent work by artist David Panos. Based on research into the relation between cultural form, history and politics, the show explores contemporary revivals of cultural motifs from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly from the ‘alternative’ and ‘rave’ subcultures.
Through the lens of Panos’s personal memories of youth culture around 1989 (dubbed by political scientist Francis Fukuyama at the time as ‘The End of History’) the exhibition explores the ways cultural signs are revisited in relation to epochal shifts, but also examines how dance and physical gesture refl ects and potentially breaks with patterns of repetition. The show brings together a number of videos placed in disruptive relation, where ‘authentic’ archival material, digital compositing and animation, choreography and contemporary club footage are contrasted and collided, working to extend and undermine the artist’s memory and experience and open up the horizon of a different future.
The exhibition will include a public programme of discussions and performances featuring invited artists whose work challenges and reframes the question of subcultural histories.
This exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council.
PUMP HOUSE GALLERY
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 8871 7572
TRAVELLING TO PUMP HOUSE GALLERY
To reach the gallery you must come through the park. The entrances to the park nearest the gallery are Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from the gate to the gallery.
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Battersea Park or Queenstown Road stations.
Sloane Square (20-30 minutes walk)
There are three pay and display car parks in Battersea Park. They are situated at Albert Gate, Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. For information on charges please see Parking Charges.
There are other routes through the park from Albert Gate and Sun Gate and take about 20-30 minutes.
Once in the park you can follow these signs: