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disCONNECT – a ‘locked-down’ artist takeover


If you send your red painted door to Vhils in Lisbon you KNOW that you’ll be thrilled to see it come back!

Doors removed from the library to be shipped to Vhils’s studio in Lisbon. (photo © Schoeni Projects)

The folks organizing the disCONNECT exhibition in this Victorian townhouse in South West London can confirm that this sensation of anticipation and discovery is exciting indeed, for anyone who has been watching the street artists’ work over the last decade.

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)

Named disConnect because of our communal feeling of disconnection during quarantine these last few months, the unconventional art exhibition is breaking some new ground. Pulling the doors off the hinges in the library and popping them in the mail is one.

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)

The pandemic show opens in a few weeks with the bas-relief works re-installed for the socially distanced attendees who can see it in person. It is also “accessible to online audiences through Matterport software, (with) each work further activated through an accompanying programme of digital initiatives, including downloadable artworks, online videos, virtual tours and an Instagram Live interview series.”

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)
Vhils. Doors arrive in London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)

Participating artists:

Adam Neate (UK)
Aida Wilde (Iran)
Alex Fakso (Italy)
Mr.Cenz (UK)
David Bray (UK)
Herakut (Germany)
Icy and Sot (Iran)
Isaac Cordal (Spain)
Vhils (Portugal)
ZOER (Italy)

We’re thankful to show you these exclusive images of the new Vhils work to BSA readers today.

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