Ai Weiwei is one of the most important contemporary artists operating today so it’s quite the coup for Kettle’s Yard to be hosting an exhibition of his work — though of course, it helps that Ai now lives in Cambridge so is close by.
Huxley-Parlour gallery has just launched fourbythree, a new initiative that will award four emerging artists a fully-funded exhibition at the gallery’s project space in London’s West End. Huxley-Parlour will grant each artist £5000, from their annual profits, to realise their exhibition.
I’m standing on a shingle beach looking out to sea with the wind whipping at my face. With just sea birds for company it’s peaceful but the skeletal structures of bunkers and houses around me suggest I’m in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland, affirmed by a sign that warns me to stick to the path due to unexploded ordnance.