AboutâCulture Clash' is a group show that brings together the work of six South American artists alongside a selection of other ideologically connected international artists, set in a temporary warehouse space in the East End.
The culture clash, an increasing phenomenon of our contemporary age. Coalition of the old, the new, the ugly and the attractive, without any consensus on what defines each category. Information overload, coming from every direction, screaming loudly, but in combination, being perceived as a blurred image. Stacked âButtman' magazines, a poodle porcelain figurine and a blue evil eye hanging on the wall. Customs and long lasting traditions trying to prevail in a modern system. They hope to survive the web of homogeneity and technology, but in the attempt, the clash produces a great white noise.
This exhibition aims to point out processes of non- cultural exchange. With humour and some subversive approach, the artists reflect private and social views, projecting a mixture of the sinister and the ecstatic. While some artists take in the shift of the clash to a form of amalgamation and loss of identity, others emphasise on the shock itself and the contrasts produced in such coalition.
Selected works by artists: Gabriel Acevedo, Christian Bendayan, Steve Bishop, Toby Christian, Aoife Collins, Tom Gallant, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Mustafa Hulusi, Esteban Igartua, Adam Latham, Marisol Malatesta and Gabriela Talavera.
Curated by Ximena Garrido-Lecca and Marisol Malatesta.