Press release. Updated 10.9.2005


New works by:
Lothar Götz,
Ian Kiaer and
Polonca Lovšin with Tomaz Tomažin

Exhibition curated by
At Pullman Court, London SW2

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Join us for a celebration of modernist architecture and contemporary art.
NINETEENTHIRTYSIX is an exhibition of site-specific art by three international artists, to be held at Pullman Court in South London. This Grade II* listed block of flats was completed in 1935-36 and is one of the UK's finest examples of modernist architecture. The artists are producing new works that respond to the building - its influential architecture and its original colour scheme - and to ideas of modernism and utopia. The exhibition is the first curated by the artist run organisation INTERNATIONAL STYLE, and will coincide with Pullman Court’s participation in Open House London (17th-18th September 2005).

The artists are: Ian Kiaer, who often explores historical visionary ideas in relation to painting and architecture; Lothar Götz who will create a new wall painting taking over one of the flats; and Polonca Lovšin with Tomaz Tomažin, Slovenian artists who are the first artists in residence at INTERNATIONAL STYLE this summer. They have worked on a video piece about the struggle to protect some Twentieth Century buildings in their home country.

As part of the celebration, on the open house weekend the Pullman Court Cookbook will be presented. It has been produced by INTERNATIONAL STYLE with input from residents of the block to reflect contemporary life in this thriving building.

A private view of the show will be held in Pullman Court at flat 209 from 6 - 9 pm on Friday 16th September. The exhibition will run from Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th of September from 10 am to 6 pm, as a normal part of the Open House London weekend, but the exhibition will remain open on the following weekend, (Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September) from 10 am to 6 pm.

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1. NINETEENTHIRTYSIX is supported by Arts Council England and Visiting Arts
2. INTERNATIONAL STYLE aims to bring contemporary visual arts into 20th Century
architecture, to establish a research platform to investigate ideas of modernity and to open up a discussion on contemporary life and utopian ideals among artists, the residents of modernist buildings and the wider public. It was founded in 2004 by London based artists Jaime Gili and Marta Marcé.
3. Open House London is an annual event making buildings of architectural interest open to the public -
4. Lothar Götz (Donau, Germany 1964, based in London) studied at the Royal College of Art graduating in 1998. He has exhibited internationally his drawings and site-specific wall paintings. Recent shows include “La La Land” at Project, Ireland; Chisenale Gallery, London; and Gasworks, London. Ian Kiaer (London, 1971) graduated at the Royal College of Art in 2000 and has exhibited widely since. Recent shows include Camden Arts Centre, Tate Britain and Aspreyjacques Gallery, London. Polonca Lovšin (Ljubljana, 1970) and Tomaz Tomažin (Ljubljana, 1971) are based in Ljubljana and were the first artists in residence at INTERNATIONAL STYLE. Recent shows include Museum of Contemporary Art, Tessaloniki, Greece, and Gallery P74, Ljubljana.
5. Pullman Court was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd (Harlow New Town, Heathrow Airport, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral). The reinforced concrete structure contains 218 flats. The design was strongly influenced by the work of the European Modern Movement. It is currently part-way through extensive refurbishment.

Pullman Court
London SW2
tube: Brixton then buses 250, 133, 333, 159 0r 59 to Telford Avenue Garage in Streatham Hill
Train: Streatham Hill station from Victoria, Clapham Junction or London Bridge.






























Images available: please email for high resolution images

1. Pullman Court - 1936 - Image from the Lambeth Archives of English Heritage

2. Pullman Court 2005 - Photograph by Jaime Gili

3. Lothar Goetz - Wall painting at flat 209 Pullman Court. Details - part of the walls and ceiling in the dining room. 2005

4. Lothar Goetz - Wall painting at flat 209 Pullman Court. Details - part of the walls in the dining room. 2005

5. Polonca Lovsin - Action - Video Still - 2005

6. Ian Kiaer. Installation view. 2005

7. Ian Kiaer. Installation view. 2005

8. Lothar Goetz. wall painting at Flat 209 Pullman Court. Detail of the bedroom. 2005