A personal insight into Mark Titchner's major public art commission at London Bridge Station.
Join the artist Mark Titchner to view his work Me. Here. Now located in the Stainer Street walkway, linking St Thomas Street and Tooley Street. The work 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, Mark Titchner’s work associates the experience of travel and commuting with endurance and the potential to push personal boundaries for self-improvement, reflection and spiritual growth. As part of this event the artist 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.
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.
The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’.
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