The Authentic Fake

14 Jun 2018 – 17 Jun 2018

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Blasé House

England, United Kingdom


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Young Blood Initiative presents The Authentic Fake, a 4-day programme of events encompassing an exhibition, live art, performance lectures and a gig by The Vinyl Art Project will bring together a line-up of promising international artists exploring the theme of hyperreality.


Participating artists for The Authentic Fake:

Risja Steeghs - https://www.risjasteeghs.com/
Sorin Choi - https://www.sorinchoi.com/
Gareth Hopkins - http://www.grthink.com/
Lola de la Mata - https://www.loladelamata.com/
Peter Barnard - http://www.peterbarnard.net/
Valentina Stocco - https://www.valentinastocco.com/
Lily Ashley - http://littlegrapejelly.com/
Hugo Hamlet - https://soundcloud.com/voolevoo
Mirei Yazawa - http://ierim.net/
Joel Cahen - https://joelcahen.wordpress.com/
Julian Weaver - http://www.hypo.io/
Paul Nataraj - https://soundcloud.com/paul-g-nataraj
Kevin Logan - http://kevinlogan.co.uk/


The​ ​Authentic​ ​Fake​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​culmination​ ​of​ ​a​ ​programme​ ​exploring​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​reality.​ ​After looking​ ​into​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​receive​ ​and​ ​decipher​ ​sensorial​ ​information​ ​in​ ​Decoding​ ​Sensations and​ ​diving​ ​into​ ​altered​ ​states​ ​of​ ​consciousness​ ​with​ ​[IN]sane,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​turning​ ​our​ ​eyes​ ​to​ ​the world​ ​of​ ​hyperreality, where the real has been replaced by its own representation.

The​ ​current​ ​state​ ​of​ ​technology,​ ​the​ ​explosion​ ​of​ ​information​ ​and​ ​mass​ ​media,​ ​the dissolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​materiality​ ​of​ ​objects,​ ​and the​ ​primacy​ ​of​ ​images​ ​in​ ​Western​ ​societies, have changed the way we define ourselves both individually and collectively. We are using the idea of hyperreality to question and destabilise concepts such as identity, gender, veracity, origins and social order, touching on subjects like simulation & copy, collective narratives, organic vs inorganic, fact & fantasy, and the consequences in social and political discourse. 

Read more about The Authentic Fake: https://bit.ly/2rc4APu


Candy Choi

Exhibiting artists

Gareth Hopkins

Paul Stan Nataraj

Peter Barnard

Julian Weaver

Hannah Doucet

Joel Cahen

Sorin Choi

Risja Steeghs

Kevin Logan

Heleen Sintobin

Valentina Stocco

Lola de la Mata

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