Contemporary art show in Lewes explores recession

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More than 300 visitors attended the launch of contemporary art exhibition Future Dreaming, at The Foundry Studio in Lewes on Friday.

Modern art fans enjoyed an eclectic range of installations related to the recession and hopes and dreams of the future, including Lewes artist Guyan Porter’s large cell papered with thousands of letters from junk mail companies promising great wealth and luxury to a Mr Robert Holland and an introduction to Burning The Books by Iranian artist Alinah Azadeh, who lives in Lewes.

Alinah is appealing to local people to write their debts, emotional and financial, in her Lewes Book of Debts at The Foundry which will be read and burnt on Sunday, June 8, from 4.30pm.

Guyan said: “It was a wonderful launch on a beautiful evening. Visitors also enjoyed Mark Hewitt’s audio-visual installation and talking to Brighton-based Xelis de Toro who will be dragging a large stone around Lewes from 2pm to 7pm tomorrow (Saturday) leaving a chalk line.”