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Black Maria by Richard Wentworth: 13th February-12th March 2013

Date uploaded: February 11, 2013

Black Maria
13th February - 12th March 2013
The Crossing, Granary Square, King's Cross, London, N1C 4UZ

Black Maria is a major new commission by the British artist Richard Wentworth working in collaboration with GRUPPE, an emerging Swiss architectural practice. For four weeks the Black Maria timber structure inhabits the atrium which joins the historic Granary Building with the new central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Named after Edison’s film studio, Black Maria turns the shed which captured the first moving images,  into an auditorium where passers-by are invited to develop their own uses and purposes. During the day, Black Maria acts a public space, into which one can freely walk, work and rest. At night, doors become screens, stairs double up as seats, as Black Maria turns into a space for discussions and screenings.

Click here for a list of Black Maria Events.

Black Maria is part of Relay, a three-year art programme curated by Michael Pinsky and Stéphanie Delcroix.

The events have been supported by Arts Council England.

Nearest tube: King’s Cross St Pancras

Black Maria, Richard Wentworth

Black Maria, Richard Wentworth