Camden Arts Centre

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Camden Arts Centre is a stimulating and welcoming place where you can actively engage with contemporary art, artists and ideas, through a dynamic and challenging programme of exhibitions, talks and events and education.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tue-Sun 1000-1800
Wed 1000-2100

Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Showing in 2008:

22 February - 20 April 2008
Thomas Scheibitz

02 May - 29 June 2008
Tal R
Claire Barclay

11 July - 14 September 2008
Chantal Akerman
Anya Gallacio

26 September - 23 November 2008
Wallace Berman
Allen Ruppersberg

Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Karl Holmqvist, The Visit, 2012, installation view at Bergen Kunsthall. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu

Karl Holmqvist: READ DEAR

  • 24 March — 5 June 2016 *on now

Karl Holmqvist (b. Västerås, 1964) presents a new text-based series in an intimate installation of digitally printed canvases, graffiti and concrete poetry. Together, the works unpack the many operations of language, how it can occupy space and provoke ‘invisible images’ within memory and imagination.

Holmqvist is known for using a wide range of formats – poetry readings, installation and sculpture – to bring out the primal qualities of language. He is one of a current generation of artists working with language and text as a sculptural or performative material. Holmqvist says his work is meant to spark the creative process in the viewer, seeing his art and poetry as a translation of the complexities of contemporary life. He blends poetry with pop music and his texts, composed of anecdotes as famous as they are diverse, explore the theme of communication and language.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly




Scene from performance of Kung Ubu, directed by Michael Meschke at the Marionetteater, Stockholm, 1964

Franciszka & Stefan: Themerson Books, Camera, Ubu

  • 24 March — 5 June 2016 *on now

Partners and life-long collaborators from 1929 until their deaths in 1988, this exhibition delves into Franciszka and Stefan Themersons’ diverse practice, which included painting, photography, film, theatre design, literature, concrete poetry, publishing and illustration.

Acclaimed as the most important experimental filmmakers in pre-war Poland, they were driven by a dedication to defy convention, avoiding repetition of expression through continual experimentation. Founding the independent publishing house Gaberbocchus Press in 1948, they published more than sixty titles, aimed to be ‘best lookers rather than best sellers’, including works by Raymond Queneau, Bertrand Russell and Kurt Schwitters. Throughout their careers and across all their art forms, they attentively unpacked issues of ethics, language, freedom, conformism, dignity and the human condition.

Suitable for

  • Any age




Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
Greater London




020 7472 5500


020 7472 5501

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