Chronic Epoch: 1995-2005

14 September – 20 November 2005
Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm
Preview – Tuesday 13 September from 6pm

Mother of all Parties – Saturday 19 November 2005 from 8pm

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Beaconsfield Artworks, Anna Best, Susan Collis, Keith Coventry, Mikey Cuddihy, Shane Cullen, Robert Ellis, Bruce Gilbert, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad, John Isaacs, Hayley Newman (nobleandsilver), Bob and Roberta Smith, Kerry Stewart, Tomoko Takahashi

In a decade, names have been made or changed, careers have been lost and found, alternative concepts have lived, died or been institutionalised. Chronic Epoch marks Beaconsfield’s 10th Anniversary and is a signature exhibition that includes painting, film, performance and sculpture by just a few of the artists we’ve worked with over ten years. The exhibition is animated by a programme of performance, talks and screenings presented by:

Katie Barlow, David Cunningham/Brad Butler/Karen Mirza, Mark Dean, Richard Dedomenici, Svein Flygari Johansen, Bruce Gilchrist, Lucy Gunning, Matt Hale, Ian Hinchliffe, Melanie Keen, Tamsin Pender, Andrew Renton, Monica Ross, Eric Rosoman, [rout], Zineb Sedira, Anya Stonelake, Dafna Talmor/Joe Walsh and Aaron Williamson.

Bob and Roberta Smith’s Sunday Cement Soup Kitchen with guests will take place each Sunday between 12 and 2pm.

Before all the capital casualties of the Lottery, Beaconsfield had the foresight to independently secure a long lease on the historic former Lambeth Ragged School and, on 13 September 1995, opened a new space for contemporary art in central London. Our extraordinary venue is just the physical signifier of a huge range of innovative art happenings that Beaconsfield has instigated over the decade at home and abroad. Ten years on, we’re still here. Chronic Epoch has been made possible by the generosity and goodwill of all the participating artists. Beaconsfield is financially assisted by Arts Council England.