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FOCAL POINT GALLERY

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534108

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Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station


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Click to enlargeDAVID BLANDY : THE WORLD AFTER
Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present ‘The World After’, a newly commissioned work and exhibition by artist David Blandy. Comprised of a film, installation and game, ‘The World After’ is a fictional tale which imagines a world after the Anthropocene era, a time in which humanity’s activities had detrimental effect on earth’s climate and environment. In this future world, human influence on the planet has faded following a catastrophic man-made ecological crisis, with those who remain having to find new ways to survive and form kin.

ROSIE HASTINGS AND HANNAH QUINLAN : IN MY ROOM
Feb 15 - May 30, 2020
As a new body of work, ‘In My Room’ develops the artists’ enquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This enquiry builds on their travels across the UK whilst making ‘UK Gay Bar Directory (UKGBD)’ 2016, a vast project documenting the systematic closure of LGBTQA+ dedicated social spaces. To Quinlan and Hastings, it became apparent through this research that the gay scene caters predominantly to white gay men. This prompted them to consider how this scene strengthens the historic male access to capital and power within the urban landscape.

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