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On Saturday, I interviewed the art world’s latest enfant terrible Sarah Maple. You can read my November feature on Sarah Maple here, or just keep reading for the full transcript.
Hi Sarah, thanks for agreeing …
T: How did the idea for Hackney Wicked first come about?
I: Well, about a year ago, at the Residence, my colleague Laura May Lewis and myself were sitting one afternoon and just talking about how it would be interesting to launch the Hackney Wick area in a show that would appeal not just to local people but also to people London-wide and internationally. There’s so much going on here in terms of artists’ studios and new galleries like Decima, Elevator, Schwartz… The name came from a bit of graffiti on a street sign that just said Hackney is Wicked.
T: What was it that drew you to Hackney Wick in the first place?
I: I think the space first of all. The attraction for a lot of artists is that you could get a good size space for a reasonable amount of money.
D: And it’s actually not too far away once you know about it. But it’s kind of hidden away….
Art is cool. Everyone knows that. And like Charles Saatchi and his YBAs, London’s got more than its fair share. In 1994 Roy Strong wrote in The Sunday Times that, for a successful exhibition, ‘You’ve …