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Pentonville: (Adventures Close to Home) - review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: Time Out
Year published: 1987
Number of pages: 1

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One of a number of favourable reviews of the Keith Piper and Donald Rodney collaboration, held at Pentonville Gallery, Adventures Close to Home. The review was an edited version of a larger piece by long-time Time Out art critic, Sarah Kent that had appeared in Time Out of 26 August - 2 September 1987. This review was a distillation of descriptions of the two artists’ work, and again concluding that “This is powerful and extremely disturbing stuff.” Kent described Rodney’s  installation as focussing “on black victims , like Chery Groce who was shot and paralysed and Cynthia Jarrett who died of a heart attack during a police raid on her home. The shape of a house is built from chest x-rays to equate the invasion of the home with an assault on the body - pointing out that, with new police powers, an Englishman’s home may now be his coffin, not his castle.” Page 45 of Time Out, September 2 - 9, 1987.



Related people

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  The Pentonville Gallery

London, United Kingdom