30 October 2016

BMW Art Guide : Ambitious perspectives in Peckham by Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Caterina Silva, Senza Sistema, Bosse & Baum, 2016

Ambitious perspectives in Peckham

Peckham has something of a reputation among London boroughs. Just a few years ago, it would have been off the radar for many collectors, and yet now it has an undeniable cachet as the edgy home to many younger artists’ studios, thanks to cheap rents and young artistic community. One of the art spots showcasing experimental young work from the area is Bosse & Baum, just around the corner from Peckham Rye rail station, as well as a handful of galleries such as Hannah Barry and Arcadia Missa.

Founded in 2013 by Alexandra Warder and Lana Bountakidou, the space has had previous lives as a church and warehouse, and still retains the peaked roof and studded metal beams to prove it. “Peckham is an important location for us,” say Warder and Bountakidou. “We were fortunate to find a converted warehouse, which could accommodate the large scale exhibitions we wanted to curate. Apart from the local community which we engage with, there is a smaller ecosystem of young galleries in the area. Many artists, writers, curators and journalists live and frequently visit the area, which is important network for a young gallery and thriving art scene.”

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