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14 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 7RW
 
 
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Parasol UnitParasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a non-profit space
devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public.
Parasol unit is a privately funded charity with possible and future
additional funding from the public and private sectors. The core
activity of Parasol unit is to showcase the work of contemporary artists
from around the world. Each year, the foundation mounts three or four
exhibitions in various media, such as sculpture, painting, installation,
video, or photography, for which some works might be specifically
commissioned. Each exhibition is usually accompanied by a publication.
Parasol unit does not charge admission fees.

 

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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
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275 Old Street, EC1V | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
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