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In Conversation with Anj Smith

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday 6-9pm
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Bow Arts is honored to have the 2016 Bow Open curator, Anj Smith in the Nunnery Gallery for the evening. She will discuss her paintings and practice, also opening up to the audience for questions. Inviting a guest curator to make the exhibition selection for the Open Show builds a unique and different view each year. Previous curators include Mark Wallinger and Bob and Roberta Smith with Skye Sherwin.

Anj Smith (Hauser & Wirth) who the NY Times describe as seeming “to have something small and vividly weird for every occasion", has curated an incredible show. The loaded eccentricities of this year’s selection unfold much like the details in her quiet but powerful paintings – with media ranging from paint, collage and drawing to photography, interactive sculpture and performance.

Arresting visually, the works are also potent in meaning, with artists exploring themes including gender, identity and disparate family history.

Of her involvement, Anj Smith said:
"I'm delighted to assist Bow Arts with curating the 2016 Bow Open. It's impossible to overstate the importance of the organisation in supporting artists at such a sensitive point in developing their work”.

General Admission Tickets: £3. Doors open at 6pm with the talk beginning at 7pm. 

To reserve your spot for this amazing night click here. And to learn more about Anj Smith and her work, follow the links below:


Photography: Alex Delfanne