IMT Gallery

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IMT Gallery (also known as IMT or Image Music Text) is a contemporary art gallery in Bethnal Green in London's East End.

History

IMT Gallery was founded by Lindsay Friend in 2005 as IMT and launched with the first London solo exhibition by O Zhang. Other artists to have been given their first London solo exhibitions with IMT Gallery include Laura Pawela and Marek Cho?oniewski. In January 2011 IMT became IMT Gallery and began representing artists alongside its exhibition programme. The gallery currently represents David Burrows, Laura Pawela, Plastique Fantastique, Gordon Shrigley, NaoKo TakaHashi and Mark Peter Wright.

Programme

The gallery has shown an eclectic programme with particular emphasis on installation, sound art and multimedia art alongside exhibitions of represented artists.

Notable exhibitions include P&S Recipe Shop in 2006 in which the gallery was transformed into a fully functioning Malaysian style café by artists Yak Beow Seah and Chong Boon Pok and 2010's Dead Fingers Talk: The Tape Experiments of William S. Burroughs, an exhibition of unreleased experiments with audio tape by William S. Burroughs alongside work by artists, writers and musicians including Steve Aylett, Lawrence English, Anthony Joseph, Negativland, Plastique Fantastique (David Burrows & Simon O'Sullivan), Giorgio Sadotti, Scanner, Terre Thaemlitz, Thomson & Craighead, Laureana Toledo and Ultra-red.

In 2009 Mark Peter Wright was awarded the BASCA British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his work A Quiet Reverie which was premiered at IMT in 2008 as part of the sound art exhibition Audio Forensics.

IMT Gallery's exhibitions have been supported by a number of institutions including the Arts Council England, the Henry Moore Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the OCA: the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Polish Cultural Institute.

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