ART BENEATH YOUR FEET
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”.