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TRAD­ING Words is an ex­hi­bi­tion at the new Lon­don Dock devel­op­ment un­til April 30, where the art is un­der your feet. It’s a ty­po­graphic, floor-based in­stal­la­tion by Gor­don Young about the his­tory of the area over 400 years. Com­mis­sioned by de­vel­oper St Ge­orge, the art­work lists the goods that went through Lon­don via the docks, in­clud­ing live ele­phants, right, and “bear’s grease” (fat of the brown bear), widely be­lieved to pre­vent hair loss. It’s Young’s first Lon­don-based work and he de­scribes it as “a po­etic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of this im­mense tide of things from all over the globe which hap­pened to ac­cu­mu­late in this spot in east Lon­don”.

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