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In pictures: Mapping the City exhibition at Somerset House in 2015

Posted at 8:15 am, December 16, 2014 in Photos of London

8. Mapping the City at SomeAugustine Kofie, Overcast Angeles, 2014.

It’s been off limits to the public for 150 years, but finally in January 2015 the New Wing of Somerset House will reopen with an epic exhibition all about maps. And you know we ♥ maps

Maps will vary in form and media, ranging from the literal maps to the very abstract. Some will be illustrated while others will be created using digital technology. Work from more than 50 internationally renowned street and graffiti artists will be displayed, each divulging the city’s secrets.  

The exhibition is a collaboration between A(by)P and Somerset House, and artists include Shepard Fairey, Swoon and Aryz, as well as emerging artists from everywhere from Australia to Finland.

Take a sneaky peek at what’s in store…

1. Mapping the City at Some

Shephard Fairey, Berlin Tower, 2011

2. Mapping the City at Some

Chu [Julian Pablo Manzelli], Buenos Aires, 2012

3. Mapping the City at Some

Jurne, Covalence, 2013

4. Mapping the City at Some

Swoon, Bangkok, 2009-2012

5. Mapping the City at Some

Swoon, Bangkok (detail), 2009-2012

6. Mapping the City at Some

Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Abstract Rug Design for a Dwelling in the Plains, 2012

7. Mapping the City at Some

Mike Ballard, The Ultra Poet, 2014

9. Mapping the City at Some

MOMO, Tag Manhattan, 2013 [original project 2006]

10. Mapping the City at Som

Ron English, A South American Butterfly, 2014

Take a look at ten great art exhibitions we’re looking forward to in 2015.

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