• The first and partial retrospective of 64-65 Guilford Street and early Milch

Staton, Sarah, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, The first and partial retrospective of 64-65 Guilford Street and early Milch

Abstract or Description:

Peace Love and Anarchy = Freedom and Fun Forever is an exhibition as mood board. It is the first partial retrospective document of 64- 65 Guildford Street a squatted house where a lot happened to a lot of people over a short space of time a long time ago. Milch, the gallery that claimed to reach the parts that other galleries cannot reach was started here, and ran on in different locations, and with a new lead for some 13 years or so. A nuanced 18th century house, generous spaces, floor boards, light and height, and delicate textures. Opening by coincidence on election night, June 8th 2017, in a new London, remade daily with glass and steel, this exhibition, through image, artefact and ephemera, provides a moment of reflection on the immense social and political changes that have transformed London over the past 25 or so years since this house was occupied. English Law in 1988 made squatting a double house near Russell Square, both possible and legal, we lived and worked and partied, in conducive, cocoon architecture for 7 eventful years. It was seminal. To consider this in contemporary language, this mood board of an exhibition might also stand as some kind of beginning for a case study of the multiple cultural impacts that have subsequently developed from the chance encounters that our home 64-65 Guilford Street made possible. From this house cultural legacies can be found now in the Tate Collection, in New York’s Metropolitan Museum, in hearts and minds, creating top content in Hollywood, inscribed on, and pierced into the bodies of some millions of millennial barista’s right across our glass steel globe.

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Peace and Love and Anarchy = Freedom and Fun ForeverHorse Hospital, London08-31 Jun 2017Mixed show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 14:57
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2801
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