9th – 21st October 2012
Those who previously witnessed the magic of Hell’s Half Acre (2010) and Minotaur (2011) at Old Vic Tunnels will be more than excited to hear that the king gallerist of urban contemporary and street art, Steve Lazarides, is now offering you hungry audiences, Bedlam. “Bedlam has become synonymous with madness, chaos and pandemonium; it seemed like the perfect theme for a world gone mad. Be very afraid,” says Lazarides on the Old Vic Tunnels website.
The Old Vic Tunnels’ director, Hamish Jenkinson also remarks on the Old Vic Tunnels being just a stone’s throw from the real Bethlam, after which the term Bedlam was coined. The lunatic asylum is also the oldest in the country.
So expect some out-there responses from artists involved – and during Frieze Week, so it will surely provide welcome respite from the usual darlings floating about Regents Park during this time. The line up so far includes: Vhils, Conor Harrington, Doug Foster, Ian Francis, Kelsey Brookes, Karim Zeriahen, Klaus Weiskopf, Lucy McLauchlan, Artists Anonymous, Michael Najjar, Till Rabus, Jonathan Yeo and Antony Micallef.
Main image by Dan Witz (2010)
‘Bedlam’ brought to you by Steve Lazarides and Old Vic Tunnels, featuring various artists
Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Rd, SE1 8SW
Tickets released shortly.