• Shit and Doom - NO!art

    Isser Aronovici, Stanley Fisher, Dorothy Gillespie, Sam Goodman, Yayoi Kusama, Suzanne Long, Boris Lurie, Lil Picard, Aldo Tambellini, Richard Tyler, Stella Waitzkin

    19.09.201903.11.2019
    Private View Wednesday 18th September 2019, 6-9pm
     
    NO!art was an independent, anti-establishment art movement that began in 1959 in New York  by Boris Lurie (1924-2008), Stanley Fisher (1926-1980) and Sam Goodman (1919-1967) and through the 1960s it was comprised of approximately 20 artists. The movement was self-described as “a rebellion of the underprivileged” using negation, pessimism and anti-aesthetics as a protest to the “investment machines” of Abstract Expressionism and Pop-Art that dominated the market of the period. 
     
    Shit and Doom - NO!art is the first major presentation of the movement in the UK with dozens of original artworks and contextual material from 1960 onwards. The artists include: Isser Aronovici, Stanley Fisher, Dorothy Gillespie, Sam Goodman, Yayoi Kusama, Suzanne Long, Boris Lurie, Lil Picard, Aldo Tambellini, Richard Tyler and Stella Waitzkin. The exhibition has an accompanying catalogue featuring a newly commissioned essay by Mathieu Copeland. As part of the exhibition, Mathieu Copeland and Stewart Home will be in conversation on Sunday 29th September 4-6pm. The event will be held in the gallery's new ground floor event space.
     
    Developed with the generous support of Arts Council England, Cockayne, the London Community Foundation and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation.
     
     
     
                       
     
     
  • Mathieu Copeland & Stewart Home

    in conversation

    29.09.2019
    Sunday 29th September 4pm-5.30pm
    Join us for a discussion with Mathieu Copeland and Stewart Home for the exhibition 'Shit and Doom-NO!art' at Cell Project Space. The event will take place in the gallery's new ground floor event space.
     
    Admission is free although booking is recommended. To reserve a place follow the link to our Eventbrite page.
     
    Stewart Home is an artist, filmmaker, writer and cultural activist living in London. His anti-art practices have given rise to seven published books of solo cultural commentary and four edited anthologies, alongside fifteen novels, poetry and short story collections. Since 1980 Home has developed a body of on going performance, prank and film works, exhibiting at City Racing and workfortheeyetodo, alongside collaborating on projects with Imprint 93. His cultural output forms a significant archive of counter-cultural activities, unearthing and collecting unknown radical histories such as 'Black Mask – Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers', the reworking of Lettrist Cinema and developing writing projects such as Book Works' 'Semina' series.
     
    Curator and publisher, Mathieu Copeland lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include 'A Retrospective of Closed Exhibitions' at the Kunsthalle Fribourg (2016) and 'The Exhibition of a Dream' at the Gulbenkian Foundation (2017). In 2014 he realised 'The exhibition of a film' – an exhibition as a feature film for cinemas and edited the critically acclaimed anthology and manifest publication 'Choreographing Exhibitions'. In 2017, he co-edited the radical anthology 'The Anti-Museum' and his forthcoming publications include 'Gustav Metzger – Writings 1953 – 2016'. Copeland has contributed the text in the accompanying publication for ’Shit and Doom - NO!art’ exhibition. 
     
    Developed with the generous support of Arts Council England, Cockayne, the London Community Foundation and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation.