Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed

The Photographers' Gallery

Michael Whelan

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College/University: University of East London
Course Level/Title: BA Photography
Date: 2008/9

The catalyst for Mike Whelan’s Ad-Site project was a perceived increase in new construction work taking place in London. Hoardings are erected in front of each building site. They present 'artists impressions' of the future site, depicting a modern utopia with promises of an elevated social existence through living, working or even just visiting one of the finished projects. But there is a radical distinction between utopian vision and the social reality of ‘regeneration’. www.mwimages.org
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