25/02/2023 - 24/04/2023

Contemporary - Installation

Mike Nelson - The Book of Spells, (a speculative fiction)

Fri-Sun: 12-6pm

Matt’s Gallery is delighted to reopen Mike Nelson’s The Book of Spells, (a speculative fiction) at the gallery’s former home at 92 Webster Road.

This singular exhibition opened in early 2022 and closed when Matt’s Gallery relocated to its new space in Nine Elms last April. It was never taken down with the hope that we would be able to open it again at some point. Now, coinciding with Nelson’s major survey Extinction Beckons at The Hayward Gallery, we are pleased to share this most recent work by the artist once again.

Compact and self-contained, this work is site specific to the domestic setting of 92 Webster Road. Housed in a room, accessed directly from the street, it contains many elements and themes that can be seen throughout Nelson’s practice. Incorporating architectural elements such as a sash window from the fabric of the building, The Book of Spells is steeped in the atmosphere and history of its location – an alternative site of art-making and exhibiting for over 40 years.


Bermondsey 92 Webster Road, London SE16 4DF