As a result of a three-month residency at GHA, Birmingham, the artist, Sven Bergelt, has created a series of artworks that define the city as an urban landscape characterised by continual renewal. This work is features in an exhibition Future Worn Out New One, sponsored by property developers Argent, which is open from 18-23 September 2015 at GHA/NEST, Birmingham.
The project forms part of an international art programme – Exchange.ie.Leipzig 2015 – which has seen Bergelt create site-specific works that explore and respond to the character, history, present and potential future of his host city.
Artist Sven Bergelt said, “During my three month stay as an Artist in Residence, I explored the urban development of Birmingham. The changes in the city centre are visible everywhere. The process of changing is not only a process to build something new, but also to demolish something old.”