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Frieze First Thursday: Ode to a Window Cleaner

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Opening Hours: 
6-9pm
Address: 
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Join us for a special Frieze First Thursday with the historic East London Group, East End gin cocktails, and a new commemorative performance from Maxima Smith.

A chance to explore the streets of east London’s past in ‘The Working Artist’ exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery before celebrating one of their most tenacious members – Albert Turpin, who as painter, window cleaner, anti-fascist at Cable Street and fireman was the ultimate working artist. The performance 'Ode to a Window Cleaner' is part of a larger body of work highlighting the rhythms, gestures and painterly lines of the trade. The glass that separates the window cleaner from the audience acts as a fourth wall, linking the performance to the series of video works Smith created for the exhibition.

Performance starts at 7pm in the Bow Arts Courtyard, adjacent to the Gallery.

Get FREE tickets here.