Enemies Of Good Art

Stuart Whipps’ most recent body of work, “New Wooabbeleri” was nominated for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography prize. The work was the result of a residency at the Focal Point gallery in Southend-on-Sea and was a response to the Thames gateway regeneration zone. The exhibition and resulting publication questioned the process of regeneration and the use and veracity of its related documentation through a combination of re-worked planners’ drawings, original photographs and appropriated pages of Thames Gateway publications.

Whipps examines issues associated with shared bodies of knowledge, most recently with those found in archives. Often remaking or visually reconfigures materials to display alongside original photographs from thematically related sites, and in so doing questions the nature of documentation.