Regeneration City Blues pop-up that launches in Seven Dials on the 13th August until 31st August.
Jane Palm-Gold juxtaposes a celebration of the musical and creative cacophony of late 20th century London with the threat of its imminent silencing under the pile-driver of urban regeneration and corporate redevelopment.
Where: 55 Neal Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9PJ
The Show: The exhibition explores the musical and subcultural milieu of London after the explosive coming-of-age of popular music in the early 1960’s and the contrast with today’s trend towards urban regeneration driven by multinational development corporations. Today, the older eating and drinking places, independent fashion markets, music related shops and businesses – locals that once incubated the likes of Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols – are being squeezed out. Soaring land values producing a homogenised wasteland of brands and luxury apartments are threatening originality and vibrant, unpredictable ‘scenes’. ‘Sense of place’ is teetering on the edge of obliteration.