Whitechapel Gallery - MATT+FIONA: Room for Art

Situated on the fringes of Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park, the Lansbury Estate finds itself on the margins of rapid redevelopment. Built as the Live Architecture exhibition of the 1951 Festival of Britain, the design of the estate proposed a new model for community focused neighbourhood planning. Capturing this utopian optimism, the duo Matt + Fiona have chosen the Modernist Lansbury Lawrence Primary School as the site for a new commission: building the school’s new Art Room.
Installation view of MATT+FIONA: Room For Art, Whitechapel Gallery, 2017. Photo credit: Rob Harris

Start date: December 5, 2017
End date: March 4, 2018
Address: 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
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