What Am I Doing Here ….: Travelscapes


Artists: Hawazin Alotaibi, Stuart Dodds, Joe Fox, Georgina Gratrix, Henry Hudson, Timothy Hyman, Vivienne Koorland, Nina Milner, Myles Oxenford, Tobit Roche, Caspar Giorgio Williams

An exhibition inspired by a question of travel and landscape and the changes that occur during the alteration of location. The title What Am I Doing Here is an allusion to Bruce Chatwin’s collection of essays and his last published work in his lifetime. Bernard Levin, the infamous and revered columnist and broadcaster, said we travel because we think somewhere over the next hill, there is still a mystery; there is still something to be found that has not yet been found. We travel abroad for the same reason we travel inward, for the mystery we hope to find. To travel may be better than to arrive. This presentation of paintings will bring together artists and friends to examine notions of introspective thought, pilgrimage, walking, exploration, voyage and counter feelings of tourism, the sinister and the sunburnt.

This exhibition was born out of a conversation during Isaac Benigson’s visit to Mexico City to attend Georgina Gratrix’s 2023 presentation of paintings. He began thinking about how artists record their travels. The exhibition’s basis is rooted in the two foremost travellers in his scrapbook of references, Bruce Chatwin, the extraordinary thinker and writer and the fictional film character, the journalist David Locke, from Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, from 1975.

Duration 29 February 2024 - 09 March 2024
Times Wednesday to Saturday, 2–6pm or by appointment.
Cost Free
Venue Belmacz Gallery
Address 45 Davies Street, London, W1K 4LX
Contact 020 7629 7863 / gallery@belmacz.com / www.belmacz.com