Adam Dant

I went to see Adam Dant’s exhibition called The Budge Row Bibliotheque (Budge Row was a city street in Walbrook which has since disappeared), held in the Bloomberg Space at the corner of the Bloomsberg Building in Finsbury Square.   The exhibition is based round the fact that Bloomberg is moving to a new building designed by Richard Rogers which will occupy the city block which has opened up in Walbrook, next door to St. Stephen’s Walbrook.   It will be on the site of a Roman Mithraeum, where Bucklersbury House used to stand and St. Antholin, a Wren church demolished in 1875 to make way for Queen Victoria Street and whose spire was removed to Sydenham.   I like the way Dant is so deeply knowledgeable about the history of London, its mythologies and folklore, and is able to depict the different layers of excavated history.

PS The exhibition closes on Sunday.


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