It may not be Basel, Miami or even Regents Park but an unfashionable corner of South London, somewhere between Bermondsey and the Rotherhithe tunnel sits the imposing 50'000 sq-ft V22 Collection and its inaugural exhibition - Young London - an ambitious show, made up of 35 young London artists that examines the emerging trends, ideas and attitudes that make up the fine art landscape of the city.
The art itself is a vibrant and eclectic cross-section of ideas and styles which includes sculpture, video, painting, photography and various installation pieces but the star of the show may be the space itself. The sheer scale of the space brings to mind the Tate's Turbine hall and feels ready made for a gigantic special commission, and the unique funding of the V22 Collection (a public limited company in which artists and investor-patrons own shares) could make such a possibility a reality?
Either way, the current exhibition is more than worth a trip South of the Thames so jump on a Boris bike and get down there and see the work of these future stars: Thorbjørn Andersen, Ed Atkins, Vanessa Billy, Steve Bishop, Alice Channer, David Raymond Conroy, Joel Croxson, Michael Dean, Tomas Downes, Jason Dungan, Lydia Gifford, Anthea Hamilton, Gabriel Hartley, George Henry Longly, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Ian Homerston, Claire Hooper, Ian Law, Marie Lund, Stuart Middleton, Gorka Mohamed, Laura Morrison, Eddie Peake, Laure Prouvost & Francesco Pedraglio, Magali Reus, Damien Roach, Lewis Ronald, Gino Saccone, Matthew Smith, Maria Taniguchi, Adam Thompson, Cara Tolmie, Jack Vickridge, Alex Virji and Yonatan Vinitsky.
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6 PM
28 May – 30 July
F-Block, The Biscuit Factory
100 Clements Rd