In the last hundred years, humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes, from skyscrapers to moon landings, to social media, to human rights, to Art...?
At this very moment in our society, everything moves incredibly fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient anymore. Artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of transcendence, and this is reflected in contemporary art.
The aim of this exhibition is to explore the trends in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers.
Everyone is welcome. No RSVP!
Why Do You Do It? | 1st Edition | Opening on Friday, 10th of November from 6pm to 9pm at our gallery space from Tower Bridge district.
Why do we create art? For what purpose? What drives us?
This question has perplexed humanity for decades, yet a definitive answer eludes us.
Are we motivated by the idea of fame and wealth, or is there a deeper calling?
From the dawn of civilization, individuals have sought to leave their imprint multitude ways, on cave walls, papyrus, etc. In ancient times, a cave painting wasn't shared widely like today's viral content, it was often witnessed by just a few. Thus, the intrinsic urge to craft art surely goes beyond mere pursuit of riches and acclaim.
Beyond the raw need to express and offer a window into our inner world, we yearn for others to discern the silent truths of our existence. Like the generations that preceded us, we aspire to leave behind a legacy and simultaneously, we can't help but contemplate: will the world recognize our sacrifices, the depth of our love, and the passion that fueled our creations, or will they be lost in the eternity of time?
This exhibition aims to spotlight the essence behind each artistic creation, underscoring that every piece tells a unique tale awaiting discovery.
Excitingly, the globally celebrated art critic, Tabish Khan, will grace our opening event on the 10th of November, delivering an insightful speech on the exhibition's theme.
Could dreams and nightmares be the potent driving force behind our creative processes, the mysterious catalysts igniting the flame of artistic inspiration?
A significant number of artists affirm this belief wholeheartedly.
Some find their deepest inspirations enveloped in the essence of dreams, immersing themselves in a blissful trance of creation. This state transcends mere aspiration, becoming a surreal canvas where possibilities bloom endlessly, a place where the mind wanders, seeking the sublime, the ethereal, fostering an insatiable quest to reach heights previously unimagined, somehow, somewhere.
On the flip side, many others journey through the chilling domains of nightmares, a voyage marked by relentless internal conflicts and cold sweats that pierce the stillness of the night.
These artists find themselves wrestling with the darker fragments of their psyche, exploring into corners where fears manifest and insecurities gnaw persistently. It's a place where conflict brews, giving birth to creations steeped in raw, unfiltered emotion, art that doesn't shy away from exposing the tumultuous storms raging within. It serves as both an exploration and an exorcism of the deep-seated darkness that resides in the corners of the human spirit. Here, the beauty arises from the conflict, the chaos, offering a catharsis that is both profound and unsettling.
“I know, I’ve been there, I am still.”
This exhibition aims to unearth the profound connections between the subconscious dream world and the pulsating, sometimes harrowing heartbeat of artistic creation, offering a sanctuary for reflection, resonance, and perhaps, revelation.
What is art in the 21st century? What Makes It Valuable?
The discourse on the nature of art in the 21st century has never been more intriguing. While some creators remain firmly rooted in the traditions of their craft, others boldly venture into uncharted territories, invoking a constant debate around the central question - What Is Art? What makes it valuable?
In the modern art world, it's evident that success doesn't adhere to a single style or approach. The diverse paths taken by some of the world's most renowned and affluent artists underscore the idea that every unique style of art can become valuable.
'Art' is not an easily defined concept. This is why we've invited two of the world's leading art experts to share their insights at the opening event of this exhibition on the 8th of September:
Yuxi Wang, International Project Director from Shanghai Himalayas Museum, and Anthony Fawcett, art critic and historian from Oxford University.
Yuxi Wang's vast experience as an International Project Director at a renowned museum equips her with a deep understanding of global art trends and practices. Her insights will be invaluable, providing us a unique perspective on the diverse world of contemporary art.
A highly respected art critic and historian, Anthony Fawcett is renowned for his collaborations with iconic artists such as Man Ray, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol. His significant contributions to the "Anthony Fawcett Archive" project with the Tate Gallery further enhance his status. His insights into "What Is Art?" are sure to be invaluable.
This exhibition is designed not merely to showcase art but to stimulate conversation between divergent paths within contemporary art. The aim is to prove that success in the art world is not a monolithic concept but a spectrum of possibilities, each as valid and valuable as the next.
In the past century, humanity has leapt from the moon landing to the rise of social media, from the defense of human rights to the birth of new art forms. We're living in an era of accelerated change that requires us to transcend, adapt, and redefine.
You, as artists, are our eyes in the storm, our pioneers and truth-seekers. You turn challenges into inspiration, question the status quo, and manifest the soul of our era.
Our upcoming exhibition offers you a stage to reflect the pulse of our rapidly changing world. The goal is to understand current trends in contemporary art and foster a dynamic conversation between you, the artists, and your audience.
'The New Renaissance' rings out as a clarion call to artists everywhere, across all mediums, styles, and visions. We warmly invite you to join us in this multifaceted exploration of contemporary creativity.
This forthcoming exhibition is more than a showcase of art; it's a rendezvous point, a resurgence of the limitless spirit of discovery and expression that epitomized the Renaissance, yet reimagined for the vivid complexities of our modern world.
With this exhibition, our objective is to experience 'The New Renaissance' through your distinctive lens as artists. Your work forms the prism through which we strive to understand and appreciate this dynamic, collective revival. It is you, the artists, whom we invite to breathe life into 'The New Renaissance.'
What is the right approach to contemporary art when there is so much going on?
There is so much going on in art right now that we often feel confused and we ask ourselves- why is a certain artist successful and I’m not?
Well, nobody has a straight forward answer for this question but if we get a closer look at the very successful artists we often see a pattern, they tend to get inspired from each other, they follow the VOGUE.
The aim of this exhibition is to see how contemporary artists respond to contemporary world and to connect them and their work with an wider audience.