Thinking Machine

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Edward Hillel, Festival Artist

10 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

The state of world affairs demands a response and analytical lens in which an exhibition can become a kind of thinking machine …
- Okwui Enwezor, Creative Time Summit, Venice Biennale 2015

How can photographic practice be shaped into a cartography of engagement? Edward Hillel: THINKING MACHINE at MMX Gallery will present some of the artist’s past and current projects in dialogue with each other to explore this question.

Exhibiting works from Missing (New York, 2001), Coming Soon… (Manchester, 2002), Occupy (New York, 2011), Twentytwo Pharmacies (Andalucia, 2017) and 43 (2015-ongoing) in conjunction with the artist’s publications, workbooks, photographs, drawings, texts, and a site-specific installation provide visitors insight into the artist’s process.

Two limited-editions zines Twentytwo Pharmacies/Ventidos Farmacias and Manchester Sketchbooks will be published on the occasion of Urban PhotoFest 2017 and availabe at the gallery as well.

About the Artist:

Edward Hillel is a photographer who works at the nexus of history and memory, cities in flux, public space and social practice. His projects engage the photographic image in documentary, conceptual, performative and site-specific processes. He has received the Verband der Deutschen Kritikerpreis fur Bildende Kunst Berlin / German Critics Visual Arts Prize (Berlin), The Golden Sheaf Film Award (Canada), the Prix Alain de Rothschild (France), and the Spiro Institute Arts Award (UK). His work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Edward Hillel’s project in London is supported by the Canada-UK Foundation and co-organised by Paul Halliday, Goldsmiths. University of London and Dr. Susan Hansen, Middlesex University (London). 


Private View / Opening: Sunday, 12 November 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Dates and Times
10 - 19 November 2017 
Monday - Friday | 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday - Sunday | 12:00 - 18:00
Edward Hillel
Edward Hillel and Esther Sanchez
Venue MMX Gallery
448 New Cross Road 
London SE14 6TY
Nearest Tube
 New Cross Overground
More information
MMX Gallery 

© Edward Hillel