The Leisure Centre

The Brown Collection

According to Brown, the title questions not so much what a leisure centre is but what might be the centre of our leisure. What is the point at which relaxation and non-functional activity allow the mind to freely wander when we can indulge in activities or thoughts simply for the pure pleasure of doing so? When does sex go beyond procreation, when does food satisfy more than hunger, or when does furniture become more than functional – arguably, the point at which it becomes art?

The Leisure Centre combines the works of Glenn Brown with artists from the past and present, which are in his collection, of which the full list is below. The exhibition asks the viewer to become a flaneur, travelling through time and place around the rooms of The Brown Collection, questioning which century a work was made, who made it and why.

Duration 15 September 2023 - 03 August 2024
Times Thursday to Saturday, 10.30 am–6 pm.
Cost Free
Venue The Brown Collection
Address 1 Bentinck Mews , London, W1U 2AF
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