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Edmund Clark: In Place of Hate

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham,

6th December to 11th March 2018

For the last three years artist Edmund Clark has worked in HMP Grendon, on a residency funded by Ikon Gallery. Grendon is Europe’s only wholly therapeutic prison environment. The residents, mostly serving life sentences, come here by choice and commit to an intensive programme of psychological therapies. Clark uses pin-hole photography, found objects (wayward flowering weeds he has pressed, below,) and text to explore the experiences of inmates-—and his own, as a key-holder, free to leave.…

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