Artists inhabit Whiteleys' blank canvas

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Artists inhabit Whiteleys' blank canvas

“Someday, all department stores will become museums, and all museums will become department stores," said Andy Warhol.

And, in the case of Whiteleys, he was right. Known as London's first department store, the Bayswater site now sits largely empty of shops, but has built a reputation as an innovative art space while it awaits refurbishment.

The latest exhibition to come to the Grade II listed building is called Inhabiting the Dome, it features work from ten emerging artists, who've taken inspiration from the empty shopping centre. Cara Mills curated the show, as well as providing works for it, she spoke to London Live along with performance artist Alice Jacobs and painter Antonia Showering.

 

Inhabiting the Dome is at Whiteleys until 6th December.

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