Upcoming | BONUS LEVELS: A Collective Tower for Art Licks Weekend
Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 October 2013
The White Building, Queen’s Yard, London E9 5EN
Bonus Levels celebrates the independent spirit of the galleries and artist-run spaces of Art Licks Weekend by bringing them together in a video game environment. The project launches on Thursday 3 October in an immersive installation at the White Building in Hackney Wick, with interactive performances starting at 7pm. From Friday to Sunday, the game will be available to play online. A project presented by Lawrence Lek and Public Assembly.
PENTHOUSE 4C: An Open Living Room at the Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre Foyer, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Penthouse 4C is a half-size replica of the most exclusive apartment in the Barbican Housing Estate. During the Hack the Barbican festival, Public Assembly were in residence there, converting it into an open living room.
Throughout August, the Penthouse was used for a month-long series of interactive events, classes, installations, screenings, musical performances, hangouts, parties, meditation sessions, games, art crits, and domestic bliss.
Free Cooper Union UK: An Alternative Summer Show
Public Assembly present a one-day free school, in tribute to New York City’s last free university – the Cooper Union. In April 2013, the College’s Board of Trustees ended its 154-year tradition of giving full scholarships to all admitted students.
Today’s free school is our protest.
Free Cooper Union UK (FCUUK) & Public Assembly.
Cities are our collective self-portrait. As civilizations grow, the texture of each settlement reveals the structures that govern it. Some are dominated by rigid hierarchies and feudal overlords; others by informal networks and tribal relationships. Every city evolves its […]
“EVERY HUMAN BEING IS AN ARTIST” wrote Joseph Beuys back in 1973. Forty years later, what was originally an iconoclastic statement has become an established mode of thinking, a utopian cliché for artists and curators looking for alternative modes of […]
Assembly is pleased to host The Funambulist for a presentation of three new publications and a discussion between Léopold Lambert & Lawrence Lek about the use and abuse of architecture as a system of political […]
Today being an artist is a profession, a job title to distinguish yourself from other fields of knowledge work (lawyer, banker, accountant, baker, candlestick-maker). Being an artist is subdivided further into media-specific degrees: Painter, […]
In this extract from Utopia, Thomas More argues that property is a limited resource – that the fruit of human labour is finite, and that ‘you cannot give something to one person without taking away from […]
Since our Free Cooper Union event at the White Building on 30th June, we’ve been witnessing a lot of changes in Hackney Wick. Practically every day there’s a new pop-up restaurant, permanent gallery or […]