The best art exhibitions for December 2017by Emma Crichton-Miller / November 15, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in December 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
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. Ikon will also show the work of Australian artist and convict Thomas Bock (1793-1855).