chapter  8
Sociability and Social Action in the Space Station City
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The opening of the new art gallery in the summer of 1999 was special in itself as a long-overdue high-profile cultural facility for the new city. But it was also notable for the exhibition by Gilbert and George. And both artists said that they 'were pleased to be part of it':

The mere mention of the name Milton Keynes brings a smile of enthusiasm to the faces of our younger friends. It is very important that this young 'Space Station' of a city now has a building devoted to contemporary culture.1