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The Skateboarder as Contemporary Flâneur

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Daniel Newman

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G39, an artist-run gallery, is located within a disused and dilapidated warehouse on a run-down side street in Cardiff ’s city center. Th e artists who run the gallery have sought to reclaim the structure as a productive hub and rebuild the community by providing a creative stimulus. Th at approach is epitomized in Barnraising and Bunkers. Th e show explores the various ways in which we build the places in which we live, work, and play, and the manner in which these locations are (re)appropriated by future generations. Th e artists have been tasked with utilizing architectural and physical structures to highlight that the built environment is a process, not a fixed state; growth happens organically at the will of those who live in an area and not under the dictate of architects and urban planners. Th is exhibition, then, draws on the interplay between place and mobility; the sense of being somewhere and a part of something but with the possibility that people, cultures, or even the buildings themselves can move on.

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