"The Return of the
Seven Samurai"
Grizedale Arts
Olaf Breuning
Pablo Bronstein
Marcus Coates
Lucienne Cole
Jamie and Aiko Goodenough
Karen Guthrie
Nina Pope
Barnaby Hosking
juneau / projects /
Jen Liu
Nathaniel Mellors
Tim Olden
Olivia Plender
Jesse Rae
Dan Robinson
Bedwyr Williams
Artist House

Vernissage le jeudi 1 février 2007
Ouverture du 2 février au 10 mars 2007
Low Parkamoor
Photo: Polly Braden

Curated by Alistair Hudson and Adam Sutherland

Grizedale Arts is a new kind of art organisation, which is looking to make art and artists useful again by rethinking the ways to work with artists, as part of society. Moving on from the museum gallery space and the 20th century idea of art as critique, art as refl ection, art as a questioner and art about art and the art space.

The organisation is based on the historic hill farms of Lawson Park and Low Parkamoor, a dramatic and romantic setting in the centre of the English Lake District. This region was the birthplace of English romanticism and developed in parallel with the rise of Alpine tourism in the 18th and 19th centuries, in response to the encroaching industrial revolution.

In July 2006, we sent a team of seven artists to live in the village of Toge, Japan, for one month. This project formed part of the Echigo-Tsumari triennial, a contemporary art festival designed to regenerate this rural area through the introduction of site-specifi c art works. With reference to Kurosawa’s fi lm, one changing culture, the artists were asked to help another, the farmers, in their struggle with change. The projects that came out of this residency all attempted to encourage the village to take control of their culture weather that might be ending their way of life or changing it to better fi t with the forces being applied to them.

This exhibition at Galerie Lucy Mackintosh shows some of the work produced by the Seven in the village and selected work from other projects which we are currently developing : Lawson Park, project space at Low Parkamoor farm, and a project with the Chinese village of Nanling. These are ambitious projects with long term aims; so this presentation shows a half way house, a camp along the way and a chance to make contact with another region of the world which has much in common with these other local and global stories.

All the work in this space has not been made for consumption as art product, it has been made with a constructive purpose in mind; to have a dialogue with the people we work with and to effect change in real situations. The form of the Lucy Mackintosh gallery installation refl ects an alternative to traditional aesthetic values. A kind of shanty town: where everything has its use, where even the pictures can be used to make a wall.

Lucy Mackintosh gallery has participated in this project because, like Grizedale or Toge, Lausanne is a place nearing an «idealised rurality», which uses culture to gain a position in the global world today.
Show overview

Low Parkamoor

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Artist House &
Dan Robinson
Photo: Polly Braden

Artist House

Olivia Plender
Artist House

Artist House

Grizedale Arts

Olaf Breuning

Olaf Breuning
Family Food

Olaf Breuning
Don't Leave the House After Eight

Olaf Breuning

Jesse Rae

Poster wall

Olaf Breuning
Juneau projects

Olaf Breuning
Juneau projects

Olaf Breuning
Juneau projects


Barnaby Hosking
Toge Villagers with their portraits

Barnaby Hosking

Jen Liu
Brotherhood of the Stone

Jen LIu
Bretheren of the Stone
Comfortably Numb

Olivia Plender
Kibbo Kift

Pablo Bronstein
Enlightment Chicken Coop

24 Heures
14 février 2007

Stephen Felmingham
touching: clear

Michael Ashcroft
All The Rest Of The
Things In The World

Abbas Kiarostami
Pariyoush Ganji

You know I can't
I can't stop my brain


Julius Baer Art Talks
by Sarah Thornton

Li Zhenhua

Maurice Schobinger

Lumen & Lux

The Tenth Sentiment

Where Stands History

La Lumière d'Héphaïstos
au Château d'Aubonne

Jane Marsching Ice Out
Lalie Schewadron
Under The Bridge

Repons. EPFL
Rolex Learning

Art Dubai
Charlie Koolhaas
Michael Ashcroft
Camille Zakharia

Madelon Vriesendorp
EPFL Rolex Learning

People Don’t Do
Such Things!

Les Urbaines Festival
Doris Lasch
& Ursula Ponn

"Room for Thought"
Madelon Vriesendorp & Charlie Koolhaas

Welcome to Colorful

Back Yard, concept
by Veronika Spierenburg

"Stalingrad Volgograd Series"
Maurice Schobinger

"Sweet Alpine"
Michael Aschroft

Love With
Unconfined Wings

"Duplicate Array: Objects/Buildings/Plans"
FAT, Fashion Architecture Taste

eArts Beyond
art fair Shanghai

Tomoko Yoneda
Gauri Gill

Grands Paysages
Wide European Landscapes

Offspring /

"Home 2"
Olaf Breuning


"Functional Escape"
Ingrid Hora
"Mix Media"
Lukas Wassmann

Working Space II

"Whistling Dixie"
Are You Meaning Company
Peter Liversidge

"Home Alone"
Juan Bolivar

"Everything Material
Something Immaterial"

"Everyone has his day
and some days last
longer than others"
Naofumi Maruyama & Francisco Sierra

Ensemble Babel

what we talk

"Eau Sauvage" part II
Fieldgate, London

"Knochen Regen"
Sandrine Pelletier
Lauris Paulus

Justin Hibbs

"The Return of the
Seven Samurai"
Grizedale Arts

Ryota Kuwakubo & Reico Yamaguchi

"When Life Began"
Michael Ashcroft

"To Infinity,
and Beyond!"

Group show

"Can Buildings Curate"

Eau Sauvage

Ayumi Minemura
Are You Meaning Company

"Erscheinungsformen des zweidimensionales Raumes und deren Umstände"

"Studies for the Consumption"
Ryota Kuwakubo & Reico Yamaguchi

10 puissance 24

"What Birds See"
Christian Vetter

"Bee Vessel Wax Wave"
Stephen Felmingham

News From Nowhere

An evening's event
Décosterd & Rahm

Alexandre Hollan And Also The Trees

"Qaqortok - Niseko"
Joel Tettamanti

"BD Origin"
Büro Destruct