Intersection – MiAL Independent Exhibition

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Intersection

Valuing the diversity of London’s emerging art and design.

Thursday 28th April – Monday 2nd May

HOXTON ARCHES, ARCH 402 CREMER STREET, LONDON E2 8HD 

Private View – Wednesday 27th April 6-10pm
RSVP to rosa@madeinartslondon.com

Opening Times:
Thursday – Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday – Monday: 10am-5pm

‘Intersection’ is an exhibition from Made in Arts London a not for profit enterprise, which offers art lovers an exclusive opportunity to access art and design by University of the Arts London’s emerging stars.

The latest exhibition from Made in Arts London showcases a curated selection of work from a diverse and exciting range of fresh London based artists and designers.

The exhibition will explore the importance of supporting emerging artists to continue with their practice, therefore enabling them to contribute to the vitality of one of the greatest cultural capitals of the world.

This support has become essential in a time where it is becoming impossible for a new generation of artists to live, work and thrive in the city.

Furthermore in an art market that is dominated by a few, it has become harder and harder for new artists to break through; and entrenched intersectionality makes it difficult for the true diversity of emerging artists to be fully appreciated.

Made in Arts London aims to promote the value of supporting emerging artists and designers by selling their work, offering professional development and teaching them how to survive as an artist in one of the toughest markets in the world.

Our unique platform provides an exclusive opportunity for audiences to invest in upcoming talents and offers the chance to make a real difference at a crucial moment in their creative careers. 

Exhibiting Artists

Artists creating installations commissioned for Intersection:

Marta Barina, Alexander Devereux, Cadi Froehlich and Pamm Hong.

Artist creating exclusive limited editions for Intersection:

Fredrik Andersson, Fly ChenHelen Lieu, Zuzanna Odolczyk, Anastasija Pudane.

Curated artists exhibiting at Intersection:

Alice Aires, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Giulia Cacciuttolo, Claudia Cauville, Juliana Dorso, Ben Edmunds, Altea Grau Vidal, Adriana Jaroslavsky, Hansika Jethnani, Xiaoxi Kang, Olga Krasanova, Camille Leherpeur, Juan Mateus, Franceska McCullough, Tahmina Negmat, Summer Oxley, Trystan Williams.

Talks

Intersectionality and Art – Saturday 30th April, 12-2pm

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Intersectionality is a concept that describes the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another.

This talk will look at intersectionality within the art market and how it affects emerging artists trying to build a career today. We will discuss where this intersectionality occurs and how it can be transgressed in order to create a fairer industry.

Speakers:

Rudy Loewe

Rudy Loewe’s practice includes drawing comics, illustrations, zines and prints. These mediums are befitting to their work as they allow for greater visibility to a wider audience. 
Rudy’s intention is to take complex ideas and narratives, drawing them out into more accessible and digestible formats. Using comedy and satire Rudy’s work subverts dominant power structures and starts difficult conversations around intersectionality.

Often using comic book format Rudy’s work centres people of colour celebrating and chronicling their stories. Racism; gender; sexuality; disability and mental health are all key themes within Rudy’s practice. They use a variety of mediums throughout and recurring motifs to explore family history, black history, Diaspora and trauma.

Othello De’souza-Hartley

Othello De’Souza-Hartley is a London-based visual artist represented by Sulger Buel-lovell Gallery working with photography and film. Inspired by the mood and psychological themes of classical painting, his unique approach to composition, light and gaze combines to unveil the inner workings of his subject.

The artist has received commissions from a range of institutions including, Museum of Liverpool, National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has had solo shows at the Camden Arts Centre and The Underground Gallery, and featured in-group shows at the Gasworks Gallery and the APT gallery London.

De’Souza-Hartley was awarded an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art and previously studied photography at Central St Martins.

Aaron McPeake

In 2002, McPeake had to abandon a long career in stage lighting design due to the loss of most of his eyesight and returned to arts education and practice on a full time basis. He received a first class Honours Degree in Arts, Design and Environment from Central Saint Martins (2005).

McPeake works with numerous media from bronze casting to film, photography and sound. His work places emphasis on the possibility for many types of readings and he views the process of making artwork as akin to writing poetry – where the visual imagination is integral to both its making and reception.

McPeake’s PhD thesis, Nibbling at Clouds – The Visual Artist Encounters Aventitious Blindness, is an holistic study of the impacts vision loss has on the visual artist. The thesis draws on the experiences of a panel of artists (who lost eyesight in later life) and includes his own experience as well as how he has developed his own practice. The resulting artworks are a consequence of engaging with subjective themes and making processes which have been mutually informative.

Cultural Capital – Saturday 30th April, 3-5pm

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The term cultural capital refers to non-financial social assets that promote social mobility beyond economic means.

In this talk, we will be discussing the cultural capital of emerging art and design and its own value within London outside of the economy. We’ll also be looking at its place within social economy, and how something that is so valuable to a city’s social mobility can be maintained when financial backing is limited.

Speakers:

Lydia Cowpertwait

Lydia Cowpertwait is the Director of Dais Contemporary, a leading contemporary art consultancy practice based in London. The company works with a vast list of prominent artists and galleries in the UK and worldwide. Their focus is on integrating contemporary art into everyday environments and their client list includes a large number of architecture practices, public and private bodies.

Lydia’s background is as a contemporary art curator and gallery manager. She previously ran Hoxton Art Gallery, a gallery based in Shoreditch that fostered leading emerging artists in Britain. Prior to this she worked at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Since running Hoxton Art Gallery Lydia has steadily gained a reputation for spotting emerging talent in Britain. She is well known for frequenting the art school graduation shows and she enjoys supporting artists from early on in their careers.

Simon Hinde

Simon Hinde is director of the journalism and publishing department at London College of Communication. He has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist in national newspapers and magazines, as editorial director at Yahoo! and AOL and as director of digital products at Sky.

Francesca Cavallo

Francesca Laura Cavallo is an independent curator, writer and researcher based in London. Since 2011 she is engaged in the long term project Rehearsing the Disaster which concerns with pre-disaster scenarios and the proximity between risk assessments, fiction writing and art. As a part of this project she has recently worked as the Associate Curator for the exhibition Risk (Turner Contemporary, ended January 2016) and as researcher for the European Research Council funded project Organising Disaster: civil protection and the population (Goldsmith College, London). She free lance writes for various publications and blogs, which have included Camera Austria, This it Tomorrow, Cura, Public Art (NOW), Critical Contemporary Culture, Exibart.

Francesca has worked as an exhibition organiser at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, at Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal and the Pavilion of Cuba at the 55th Venice Biennial. Previous curatorial projects include the exhibition Abnormal at the Andersen Museums in Rome, the Art festival CF2 in Puglia (Italy) and Letizia Battaglia’s solo show in Montevideo (Uruguay). In 2007 she co-founded the art collective Cosmicmegabrain and has since than produced several projects including shows in Beirut (98weeks Research project), Lisbon (Manpower Festival), Rome (MACRO Testaccio) and London (Shoreditch Studios). She has lead workshops for [ s p a c e ], the University of the Arts London, and the Royal College of Art; her socially engaged practice has included coordinating the programmes Building Local Activism with the Young Foundation and Active Citizens with the British Council.

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