If there is one word to describe ROOMS, it is as a creative platform; whether that takes form as an online art website, or a print magazine. We are not limited to the confines of media, because we believe art should have no limits at all. With that in mind, we are proud to announce the start of our exhibition programme, introducing the first exhibition on the list: ‘The Decline of Conscience' by Nick JS Thompson.
Co-curated with visual artist Benjamin Murphy, ‘The Decline of Conscience’ shines a light on the amazing work of Nick JS Thompson. The documentary photographer, with an interest in communities and the effect they have on their surroundings, has spent the last 3 years in the dark spaces of Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle, South London. Confronted with vandalism, dilapidation and even cruel events such as animal sacrifices, this empty building is the perfect example of one of the biggest problems London is dealing with today. Having been empty for 7 years and now finally regenerated, only a wretched 3 per cent of the building can be used for social housing. This photo series makes gentrification real in the most antagonizing way, playing with the idea that morality might not be a necessity anymore in our society.
The exhibition will be running from the 19th till the 25th of November, in the Hundred Years Gallery.