35 artists and art groups stage a takeover of the Espacio Gallery by Degrees of Freedom artist collective.
35 artists and art groups are staging a takeover of the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch in January 2015 to turn it into a demonstration site, an encounter space and an ideas laboratory.
The show runs between 8-29th January at the Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, Tues-Wed 3-8pm,Thurs-Sat 1-8pm, Sun 11-6pm, Monday closed. The Opening event is on Thursday 8th January, 6-9pm.
Instigated by the Degrees of Freedom collective, the Anti Gallery Gallery Show is an experiment in finding ways for artists to change their relationship with each other, their artworks and the public within a traditional gallery space so as to subvert its governing ethos- competitive individualism within a consumerist culture.
The Show is designed as a festival rather than a normal exhibition and aims to create an ever changing, boisterous and engaging experience inside and outside the gallery space. The ambition is to engage artists and visitors, make them think, play and take part in ways that are thought provoking as well as fun.
The Show features installations, performances, constructed situations, encounters and happenings that challenge the values, rituals, practices and conventions of the gallery culture. All artworks will be created or completed at the gallery or require participation from visitors.
Participating artists include Andrea Artz, Graham Asker, Bodo Jackson artist collaboration, Liana Bortolozzo, Consuelo Celluzzi, Cluster Bomb (collective), Stephanie Conway, Marta Daeuble, Naya Eleftheriou, Fans of Feminism, Ahmed Farooqui, Livia Garcia, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera, Hysterical Women, Miguel Ivorra, Ellen Jewell, Graham Johnston, Matthew Kay, Dan Kennedy, Jeannette Abi Khalil, Chloë Louise Lawrence, John Ledger & John Wright, Claire Nelmes, Naomi Oduse, John O’Hare, Elspeth Penfold, Klaus Pinter, Natasha Sabatani, Diana Scarborough & Lorelei Lodestar, S.R.Jimmy, Tree Players, Jones Tensini, Monika Tobel, Kate Walters, Women’s Rhythm Tap Collective..
Open from 8th – 29th January 2015, Tues & Wed 3pm-8pm, Thurs-Sat 1pm-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday closed.
Opening event: Thursday 8th January, 6–9pm. Full programe of daily events available on http://degrees-of-freedom.weebly.com/the-anti-gallery- gallery-show.html
Accompanying image courtesy of Jeannette Abi Khalil.