Five years of Cultivate, this Thursday we get debased at BSMT Space – This Thursday evening Cultivate heads back to one of the best of the current crop of London art spaces, Dalston’s BSMT Space is on a roll at the moment, and we’re pleased to be back again in the rather buzzing basement space
Debased opens this coming Thursday evening, Thursday 22nd September…
In March it was Debaser and slicing up eye balls, on September 22nd it will be Debased. Another gathering of pro-active artists and a maximalist exercise in cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, so-called street artists, exciting performers, delicious print makers and more…. a short sharp shock of a show that will run through the weekend before closing on Sunday night. No messing about, just artists, walls, people, artistic attitudes and and a show put together by Cultivate’s SEAN WORRALL and EMMA HARVEY
The artists invited to take part and join us this time are: ADAM ESPIRA / AMY KINGSMILL / APPLE TART / BRUCE LOVELOCK / CHRISTOPHER CACHELIN (aka Kidd Feather) / DEBORAH GRIFFIN / DIANE GOLDIE / ELIZABETH SANDFORD RICHARDSON / IAN BAILEY / MUTINY / LYNNE BLACKBURN / MARNIE SCARLETT / MEGAN PICKERING /
MIA-JANE HARRIS / QUIET BRITISH ACCENT / ROSSO and THIS ONE
“This is about taking art and artists out of those comfortable little boxes that the London art scene appears to need, mixing things up, messing with the rules – a wallpaper printer (currently hanging in the V&A), alongside a street artist currently painting East London walls, a London dress-maker currently raging against London Fashion week, a contemporary painter currently exploring the view found through a circle, a performance artist freshly returned from her LA performance next to a pro-active artist still questioning the destruction of the mining communities”…
Opening night of Debased is on Thu 22 Sep, 6-9pm at BSMT Space, 5d Kingsland Rd, Dalston (then open Fri, Sat, Sun -11am until 6pm Amy Kingsmill will be performing at 8pm on the opening night, Marnie Scarlet and Apple Tart will also be performing on opening night.
There’s been something like 150 solo shows, group shows, events and more in the five years of cultivate now, but rather than celebrate the fifth birthday and all Cultivate shows in Vyner Street, in East London warehouses, in North London basements, on streets, under railway bridges, in car parks, rather than spend time celebrating the first five years we’d rather get on with the next things..
There’s lots more coverage via the Organ magazine pages as well as the Cultivate blogs.