Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture

28 May – 25 August 2008, Hayward Gallery

Mike Nelson, To the Memory of H.P. Lovecraft (1999, 2008). Installation view: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by Mike NelsonHayward Gallery

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture marked Hayward Gallery’s 40th anniversary as one of the world’s most architecturally unique exhibition venues.

Atelier Bow-wow, Life Tunnel (2008). Installation view: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

The exhibition featured ten artists – including Michael Beutler, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto and Rachel Whiteread – who create habitat-like structures and architectural environments that are perceptual and psychological spaces as much as physical ones.

Rachel Whiteread, Place (2008). Installation View: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by Rachel WhitereadHayward Gallery

Rachel Whiteread's installation Place (2008).

Installation view: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Tomas Saraceno's Observatory, Air-Port City (2008), erected on one of Hayward Gallery's sculpture terraces.

Installation view: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by Tomás SaracenoHayward Gallery

Tomas Saraceno's Observatory, Air-Port City (2008).

Gelitin, normally, proceeding and unrestricted with without title (2008). Installation view: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by GeletinHayward Gallery

Among the works in the exhibition was a boating lake constructed by Austrian art collective Gelitin. Situated on one of the outdoor sculpture terraces, this work allowed visitors to row across the London skyline.

Installation View: Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008. Photo: Stephen White (2008) by GeletinHayward Gallery

Gelitin's installation normally, proceeding and unrestricted with without title (2008).

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture by Rachel Whiteread.

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture by Atelier Bow-Wow.

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture by Ernesto Neto.

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Poster for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture by Gelitin.

Exhibition Guide for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Exhibition guide for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture.

Private View Invitation for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Private view invitation for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture.

Events Panel for Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, Hayward Gallery, 2008 (2008) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

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