Exhibition Run: 1 November - Sunday 12 December 1999

Artists: Nils Norman, Cathy Skene, Julian Emens, Christian Jankowski & CRASH!

Urban Islands will be the last exhibition to be held in Cubitt’s current location: King’s Cross. The exhibition will reflect upon the social, economic, and cultural mechanisms involved in the regeneration of Kings Cross – mechanisms that have produced a situation that will force Cubitt to leave its current building in Kings Cross.

Nils Norman‘s bilboard, ‘Why Don’t You: Proposal 11’, reflects upon the artists’s and Cubitt’s role in the process of regeneration.

Cathy Skene‘s fanzine, ‘Filther’, compares Kings Cross ‘fashion’ to similar urban setting in Hamburg.

Julian Emens 16mm film, ‘Catarist’, exposes the dark sides of Kings Cross.

CRASH! will lighten up King’s Cross with 10,000 fluorescent stickers.

Christian Jankowski will re-open a disused bank (286 Pentoville Road) to the public. A professional security company has been hired for 24 hours with the brief to make this one of the most secure spaces in London.

Calthope Project is a local community garden in walking distance of Cubitt where further works of Jankowski and Norman will be shown.


Urban Islands is supported by:

The Henry Moore Foundation; Camden Leisure &Community Services; The German Embassy; The Kings Cross Community Development Project and the London Arts Board