12ozProphet Exclusive Preview: Lazarides "Bedlam" Opens in London TONIGHT
The Lazarides Gallery Bedlam exhibition opens tonight in The Old Vic Tunnels below the streets of London. Artists include Conor Harrington, Dan Witz, Vhils, Antony Micallef, and more.
12ozProphet, along with a few other select journalists, were taken on an exclusive tour of Bedlam by Steve Lazarides last Friday. In addition to his good instincts for supporting culturally relevant and resonant artists, no matter what their discipline or background, Steve Lazarides has a curatorial flair for the magnificent and the grand. Bedlam is the third and last in his series of exhibitions held in The Old Vic Tunnels. The tunnels are 30,000 square feet of two-story high, vaulted dank tunnels under the London Streets. The artists have been chosen to compliment the environment and the theme:
‘Bedlam’ is a term coined from ‘Bethlam’ London’s Hospital for the mad. The infamous mental institute is the oldest in the country of which came to epitomise the brutality long associated with lunatic asylums all over the country dating back to 1247.
Other artists included are Doug Foster, Ian Francis, Kelsey Brookes, Karim Zeriahen, Klaus Weiskopf, Lucy McLauchlan, Artists Anonymous, Michael Najjar, Till Rabus, Jonathan Yeo, and more.
Text and Photo: Daniel Feral