[dropcap style=”font-size:100px;color:#992211;”]M[/dropcap]arie von Papen, known for staging exhibitions in unusual spaces, brings her renowned artist roster to the unconventional art space of a neoclassical mansion on the outskirts of London. MVP: London is the latest in a series of innovative art pop-ups, including a former wharf in Copenhagen, an abandoned shipping warehouse in New York, and a former 1930s office block in Berlin.
MVP: London will consist of 80 new works ranging from sculptures to large-scale paintings and immersive installations. Artists include:
- Ecuadorian painter Pablo Guarderas
- Japanese film and installation artist Acci Baba
- Russian painter Nikolay Koshelev
- French installation artist Brunhilde Groult
- Russian painter Konstantin Sotnikov
- German Sculptor Robert Elfgen
- German painter Karl-Luis Vossbeck
Marie von Papen says: “People are always searching for a new experience. Whether it’s a wharf, a desert or a mansion, I believe you can stage an exhibition anywhere, and a new and unexpected location enables the work to be seen anew each time. Wherever you are, art has the ability to change the atmosphere.”
Whereas MVP’s exhibitions normally take place in abandoned or repurposed urban spaces, Windsor Park Hall is a new-build mansion house, positioned within landscaped grounds in Englefield Green, Surrey. Windsor Park Hall represents Marie von Papen’s first exhibition in the UK.
The exhibition will run for one weekend only from 16–18 November. For more information visit www.marievonpapen.com
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