Special viewing of new London Bridge commission with Mark Titchner

Mon 12 November 2018 : 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mark Titchner will offer a personal insight into his major new public art commission at London Bridge station.

Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to attend this viewing. Me. Here. Now., located in the Stainer Street walkway linking St Thomas Street and Tooley Street, comprises of three huge polished stainless steel domes suspended from an arched ceiling, reflecting the brickwork above and the movement of everyday life below. Printed with geometric designs and three succinct texts, offering a mantra to passersby underneath, Titchner’s work associates the experience of travel and commuting with endurance and the potential for self-improvement, reflection and spiritual growth. As part of this event, a joint collaboration with South London Gallery Patrons, Mark Titchner will also speak about his other public realm artworks near Southwark Street.

Commissioned by Network Rail in collaboration with Futurecity and the London Bridge Art Advisory Group, Me. Here. Now. contributes to the profile of the new Shard Quarter, of which London Bridge station is a key part, and underlines the importance of London Bridge station as a cultural destination in the city. The London Bridge Art Advisory Group selection panel included Drawing Room Directors Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane, alongside Dan Glaiser (Science Gallery), Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, David Lan (Artistic Director, Young Vic), Margot Heller (Director, South London Gallery) and representatives from Southwark Council, Network Rail and Futurecity.

Mark Titchner was born in Luton (1973). Solo exhibitions include Me. Here. Now., The Gallery at Foyles, London (2018), What do we want? (with Gillian Wearing), Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum (2018), There will be two wars, Shoreditch Church, London (2017), Mark Titchner, CGP, London (2014), Please believe these days will pass, Toronto Now, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2012), Be not Content, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012; New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2011; Motto, Art House Foundation, London, 2009; The Age of Happiness, Hellenic American Union, Athens, 2009; Plateau Aurora Borealis, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2008; Run, Black River, Run, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2008; The Eye Don’t See Itself, Vilma Gold, London, 2007; IT IS YOU, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2006. Selected group exhibitions include; Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg, 2013; Thresholds, Tate Liverpool, 2012; The Future Demands your Participation, China, Shanghai, Minsheng Art Gallery, 2010; Psychosomatic Acid Test, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009;  Material Presence, 176, London, 2008;  Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2008 and A Poem about an Inland Sea, 52nd Venice Biennale, Ukrainian Pavillion, 2007. Mark Titchner was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006.

This event is part of Drawing Room's exclusive events programme for Drawing Circle members. If you wish to join the Drawing Circle and access our private events please contact Vishal Sumarria or visit our Join page.

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'Me. Here. Now', by Mark Titchner at Stainer Street, London Bridge. Photo: Ron Bambridge