Laz Hell Half’s Acre

During the intense London art marathon during Frieze Art Fair, Lazarides partnered with the Old Vic Tunnels to recreate Dante’s Inferno vision, entitled Hell Half’s Acre.

Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides

Between 12 and 17 October, 700 daily visitors were invited to explore the pop up installation within the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station.

Contributing artists are  Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové, David Choe and more.

On the entrance we are faced with murals by David Choe, followed by a video installation of a barking pitbull.

Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides

Past this stage we are surrounded by sculptures by Zac Ove

 Leap Of Faith by Zac Ove  Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides  Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides   Time Thief by Zac Ove

The Herectic Gates by Doug Foster, a very captivating audio video installation is one of the many highlights of the show. 
Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides

In the dark tunnels, viewers get mixed tense emotions watching Mark Jenkins humanoid chrysalis  as if they were just part of a sci-fi movie. 

Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins

Conor Harringon compliments his paintings with  an army of 3D vessels floating around.
It is impossible to walk straight without bumping into one of them.

Conor Harrington
Conor Harrington Conor Harrington      Polly Morgan Polly Morgan  Ian Francis 

In the middle of the darkness, a glowing sunshine disco ball acts as magnet to the crowd, On closer inspection the ball is full of hypodermic needles with apparely poisonous radiating green liquid, courtesy of Paul Insect.

   Paul InsectPaul InsectHell Half's Acre - Lazarides

Jonathan Yeo clever assemblage of layers, shows a cheeky image of two women praying, visible only from a certain angle and distance.

Jonathan Yeo  Antony Micallef 

Antony Micallef excells at depicting his vision of hell with his sculptures and charcoal paintings.

Antony Micallef Antony Micallef

The large scale of the installations provides a variety and intensity of emotions to the spectators, who are totally disoriented and then walk through foggy clouds and rainbow ( by Paul Insect) to reach the other side…
 Vhils Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides  Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides
Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides Hell Half's Acre - Lazarides

View the full set of pictures HERE


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