Edited by: firstname.lastname@example.org Online Editor – Art and Culture Department
Blossoms are blooming around London, as the spring finally decided to turn up. And not only flowers are blooming in the city. This week a new art centre opened in north London in the premises of a former dairy in Bloomsbury.
The Dairy Art Centre will be a home for culture: from art exhibitions to dance and music performances. Free to enter and not-for-profit, the space will operate as a kind of preview display for shows of emerging and established artists.
The first show in the schedule is a work by John Armleder, a Swiss multi-media artist whose practice ranges across sculpture, painting, installation and film production.
Armleder took active part in creating an informal atmosphere for the space, which keeps the features and smacks of raw industry, from the painted grey minimal floors to the neon bright lighting.
Armleder emerged out of the fluxus movement in the 1960s, name taken from the Latin word meaning “fluid”. The movement was characterised by an international network of artists that were focusing on blending different artistic media and disciplines. These included noise music and visual art as well as literature, architecture, and design.