Scott King

9 July 2008 - 31 March 2009

Temporary Eyesore is a project by artist Scott King, curated by The Architecture Foundation and organised in consultation with Tate Modern, Grosvenor and Native Land.

The installation takes place on construction hoardings along Hopton Street, and responds to its relationship with the city. It suggests that hoardings can perform a function beyond that of protecting construction sites, and become spaces to be activated in their own right. While these common urban sights are often overlooked, this new work seems to celebrate this and at the same time creating something of temporary beauty.

The artist was selected by Stuart Comer and Alice Koegel, Tate Modern, and Elias Redstone, The Architecture Foundation.

Thanks to Alasdair Nicholls, Nicholas Gray and Rob Mumford, Native Land; Ian Morrison, Grosvenor; Sheena Wagstaff, Stuart Comer and Alice Koegel, Tate Modern; Sam Chapman, Chapman Beck; Neil Byrne, Camron; Anya Whitehead, Southwark Council; Nick Freeman, Manha; Roger Zogolovitch, Solidspace; and the London Festival of Architecture team.

About the artist

Scott King trained as a graphic designer. He worked as Art Director of i-D magazine and went on to become Creative Director of Sleazenation. King occasionally produces work under the banner 'CRASH!' with writer and historian Matt Worley. He has exhibited widely in London, New York and European galleries including the ICA, Cubitt, KW Berlin, Kunstverein München, Portikus and White Columns.

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Native Land