The Office as Art

New exhibition from OPEN Ealing


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This week OPEN Ealing presents an exhibition of art which examines life in the office and corporate environment. Curated by local artist Martin Lau, the show opens this coming Thursday, 23rd July, at the Welshore Community Hub, 99 West Ealing Broadway.

A great many working people spend the majority of their lives in an office environment, yet industrial estates and office blocks often appear in art as monolithic ciphers for capitalism. In this show, entitled “Our Corporate Headquarters,“ artists retain their critical stance, but take us “within the citadel walls” to look at the everyday experience of office life, its processes, its spaces.

Using the media of photography, sculptural installation and video, the works in this exhibition range from pieces that involve transforming financial data and the by-products of the bureaucratic process into physical form, to surreal, sometimes humorous observations of life at the corporation, and to meditations upon the human experience of existing within the machine that is the workplace.

OPEN Ealing aims to introduce a refreshing cultural space and exciting arts programmes to the community by bringing artists, performers, art groups and residents together, promoting creativity and creating new opportunities. In its gallery spaces it strives to present the best of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists to West London and beyond.


Fabio Lattanzi Antinori
Jeannie Driver
Martin Lau
Jon Purnell
Marc Renshaw

Come along and have a look – admission is free!
Opening times:

Thursday, 23 July: 10.30am, LAUNCH NIGHT 7-9.30PM
Friday, 24 July: 10.30am to 7pm
Saturday, 25 July: 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday, 26 July: 10.30am – 2pm

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20th July 2015


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