Peckham

 Congregation by Chloe Dewe Mathews  

Congregation by Chloe Dewe Mathews

 

Writing about art never happens in isolation. In his latest column from London, Oliver Basciano drops the facade that does. This time the critic has serious problems with his house. He saw three exhibitions in Peckham but couldn't resist thinking about DIY.

The era of artists fighting back against the sell-off of the city is over. In London, fewer and fewer can afford to pay the rent. While the gallery spaces keep getting larger, artists are leaving the city behind. Oliver Basciano is still there, and is moving house – again.