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Black Rat Projects Presents: “Small Acts Of Resistance” A Group Show With Works By Peter Kennard, Dotmasters, Matt Small, Know Hope, Armsrock and Swoon (London, UK)

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Swoon. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Black Rat Projects is delighted to invite you to our forthcoming show ‘Small Acts of Resistance’.

In ‘Small Acts of Resistance’ Black Rat Projects brings together six international contemporary artists whosework bears the stamp of both the artist’s aesthetic vision and the activist’s world changing ambition. Works by Peter Kennard, Dotmasters, Matt Small, Know Hope, and Armsrock will be on display from Thursday 4th November – Tuesday 30th November 2010. In addition to this, there will be a large-scale site specific installation created by Swoon.

Armsrock indoor installation. Brooklyn 2009. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Armsrock indoor installation. Brooklyn 2009. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Occupying public space – whether it is within the realms of media and advertising or the architectural surface of the cities in which they work and live – has become a core characteristic of the way these five artists work. They have had their work published in books and magazines, shown in galleries, pasted in the streets and have performed in front of audiences. Between them they disrupt the smooth image that corporate capitalism seeks to spread at once highlighting its repressive character. An interventionist spirit informs their artistic practices and they are constantly engaged in a process of understanding how their work might function in the world, in a way that supports, and not conflicts with their ideals. For the first time Black Rat Projects brings this group of likeminded artists together under one roof to explore common threads in their work and world views.

Know Hope. (Photo © Know Hope)

Know Hope. (Photo © Know Hope)

This exhibition references in title a recently published collection of stories collated by advocacy director of Amnesty International Steve Crawshaw and Human Rights activist Jon Jackson. The preface to their book was written by Czech writer and dissident Vaclav Haval who explains the misnomer in the title: ‘Today, millions around the world live in circumstances where it might seem that nothing will ever change. But they must remember that the rebellions that took place all across Eastern Europe in 1989 were the result of a series of individual actions by ordinary people which together made change inevitable. Small Acts of Resistance pays tribute to those who have sought to live in truth, and the impact that can have. In my lifetime, I have repeatedly seen that small acts of resistance have had incomparably greater impact than anybody could have predicted at the time. Small acts of resistance are not just about the present and the past. I believe they are about the future, too.’

For biogs of the artists or a pdf or available works please email in to info@blackratpress.com

A preview evening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday 4th November from 6pm – 9pm. Invites will be sent out via email. We hope to see you there.

Best wishes, BRP.

www.blackratprojects.co.uk

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“Mutate Britain” installs “One Foot in the Grove”

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The British have such a funny sense of humor – or HUMOUR, that they call this new mega-street-art-show opening in London called  “One Foot in the Grove”.

Or Hpfumourre, in King Oxibald English.

The New Mutate Britain Exhibition One Foot In The Grove Is Launched
Artist ‘Matty Small’ puts on the finishing touches yesterday. (photo Oli Scarff)

The “One Foot in the Grove” exhibition of street art by ‘Mutate Britain’ – I think this is the second year – is getting underway Friday, and preparations have begun IN EARNEST.

The New Mutate Britain Exhibition One Foot In The Grove Is Launched
The K-Guy working on a stencil (photo Oli Scarff)

The exhibition features: sculptures, paintings, stencils and graffiti from some of the world’s most well-known street artists, and Bortusk Leer. (kidding!)

The New Mutate Britain Exhibition One Foot In The Grove Is Launched
SickBoy did a loverly re-facing of this trailer. Which reminds me – I better buy  plane tickets home for Thanksgiving before the prices go up! (photo Oli Scarff)

Situated on the edge of a public transport line, the event hopes to draw over 20,000 visitors and is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 9, 2009 till October 25, 2009.

The New Mutate Britain Exhibition One Foot In The Grove Is Launched
A giant floral skull hovers over these 2 unsuspecting lads sitting on …. Suburu seats? (artist:Part 2-ism)  (photo Oli Scarff)

Who’s in this show, you ask?
Read them and weep. (Well you won’t weep, just being dramatic.)

Mutate Britain says there are over 12,000 square feet of street art, sculpture and installations featuring: Joe Rush , Obey , Alex Wreckage , Fark FK , Dotmasters , Pete Dunne , Zeus , Snub , Cyclops , Sweet Toof , Best Ever , Part2ism , The Krah , Nick Walker , Teddy Baden , Dr D ,Bleech , zadok , Giles Walker , Remi Rough , Bortusk Leer , Blam , Pure Evil , Milo , Andy Seize , Carrie Reichardt , Milk , Dora , Dep , Alex Fasko , Stickboy , Mr Insa , Mac1 , Miss Buggs , Strappa , Josephine , Mr Wim , Swarm , Misecellany , Joe Black , Auction Saboteur , Busk , Bonsai , Rabodiga , Probs.

photographer Oli Scarff’s site

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