The Wapping Project

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The Wapping Project
On Paper

29.7 x 21 cm | 11.7 x 9 in
325 ills | 504 pages

Author Imogen Eveson
Editor Jules Wright

A visually captivating celebration of two decades of a unique creative and inspirational presence in contemporary art.

This expansive publication is a celebratory retrospective of two decades of The Wapping Project. The Wapping Hydraulic Power Station was taken over by celebrated theatre director Jules Wright in 1993, with its conversion conceived by architectural and design practice SHED 54. A broad approach to both project and space has helped foster a diverse combination of challenging contemporary art, performance, fashion, theatre, architecture and even fine food within an emotively immersive space.

The place has always had a sense of flux about it, something that cannot be defined or categorised for the sake of losing the pure spark of invention that has encapsulated its success. It is a multidisciplinary space that pursues the relentless goal of innovation and reinvention.

Many luminary figures across the arts have contributed to its history, including Issey Miyake, Nicole Farhi, Duncan Macaskill (Acoustic Shadows), Richard Wilson (Butterfly), Jane Prophet (Conductor), Anya Gallaccio (Intensities and Surfaces), Julie Brook, Yohji Yamamoto, Siobhan Davies, Keith Haring (Ten Commandments), London Fieldworks (Polaria), Jock McFadyen (A13), Tracey Moffatt, Nigel Coates, Jane Rendell and Jake Tilson (A Net of Eels). Each of the projects at Wapping are original, newly-commissioned and site-specific.