Humber Street Gallery: The Skinny Showcase
At the heart of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is a new contemporary art space, Humber Street Gallery
Curated by David Sinclair, this former fruit warehouse provides a home for debate, discussion and delight throughout the year.
Highlights include the first ever exhibition of materials drawn from the archives of COUM Transmissions – a subversive Hull-based music and art collective led by Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge in the late 60s, whose influence on experimental aesthetics and sounds cannot be underestimated. At the same time, Sarah Lucas presents a series of casts of the female form in the downstairs gallery.
In late March, arts festival ReROOTed takes over the gallery with performances, installations and conversations, paying homage to the former commissioning agency Hull Time Based Arts. More than 25 international artists will descend on the space to present time-based and durational work, from film to new media via mask-making and, wait for it, drystone walling using redundant electronic equipment.
Then in June, Rotterdam's avant-garde venue WORM – ‘born under the stars of punk, Dada, Fluxus and hacktivism’ – takes up residence in Humber Street for a weekend of workshops and events showcasing the talent that's driving Hull's underground. Expect alternative club nights, theatre and multimedia from WORM's crack team of filmmakers, musicians, DJs and performers.
Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull
Mon-Sun 10am-8pm (during exhibitions), free