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TINA: Petra Bauer, Pablo Bronstein, Melanie Gilligan, Anja Kirschner, Ciprian Murasen, Olivia Plender, Goldin+Senneby.
An essay by Oliver Plender (exhibition curator and artist)
‘In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher made the notorious statement ‘There is no alternative’ (‘TINA’ for short), which is often coupled with another famous declaration by the former British Prime Minister ‘There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families’…The exhibition begins at The Drawing Room, in the east end of London less than a mile from London’s financial district, known as ‘the City’. Using this locality as a starting point, the aim of the project is to challenge the clearly hegemonic intent of Thatcher’s statement ‘TINA’ and examine the contradictory relationship between capitalism and the idea of liberty from a historical perspective’.