The private view will take place on Thursday 3rd December, from 7.30pm at theprintspace Gallery. The show will then continue until Wednesday 9th December (Mon - Fri, 9am - 7pm), as well as opening exclusively over the weekend (12-6pm)!
As part of 'Never Turn Back', Dean will also be hosting printSpaces next First Tuesdays event, taking place on Tuesday 1st December.
Dean will be in conversation with Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, co-founder of Let's Be Brief, a platform that champions creative entrepreneurs. Around the much-debated topic of personal versus commercial work, they will be speaking in depth about Dean's numerous explorations into culture, from Banger Racing to Northern Soul and more.
Book your ticket here now, there are limited spaces available.
theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL, London
White Cube is pleased to present THE BANNERS by Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey. Including thirty individual works, this new series uses hard-hitting slogans to address belief and conformism with a straightforward and uncompromising visual language.
THE BANNERS comprise of ten works of which there are three unique copies each. In these works, various phrases such as ‘DECRIMINALISE SEX’, ‘BAN RELIGION’, ‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ or ‘FUCK THE TEACHERS’ are hand-written in black ink on white paper, above which is written in red, ‘Gilbert & George say:-‘, in the artist’s familiar signature. THE BANNERS are, as Michael Bracewell has written in his catalogue essay for the exhibition, ‘materially and rhetorically [...] direct, tough, immediate.’ Landscape in format and uniform in scale – their size dictated by the largest sheet of watercolour paper available – they are mounted on linen and hung, like banners, from three brass eyelets across the top of the work.
While THE BANNERS continue Gilbert & George’s exploration of urban text and typography, such as newspaper headlines, posters, flyers, street signage and sex advertisements, they also relate more specifically to a recent ‘living sculpture’, created for the ‘Extinction Marathon’ held in 2014 at the Serpentine Gallery, London. For this event, Gilbert & George stood silently in front of an audience for just over four minutes, each respectively holding a BANNER that read ‘BURN THAT BOOK’ and ‘FUCK THE PLANET’.
Appearing to answer prejudice with prejudice, THE BANNERS attempt to neutralise bigotry by presenting it back through an accessible, instant language that extends beyond the reach of the usual audience for contemporary art. In so doing, THE BANNERS define, as Michael Bracewell has noted ‘a moral vision that is at once libertarian, atheistic, monarchist and existential. All are proactive. They each propose the disruption of modern conventions or sophistry as a means of encouraging individuals to think for themselves.’
Preview: Tuesday 24 November, 6-8pm 25 November 2015 – 24 January 2016
White Cube Bermondsey 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3TQ
Cosmic Flush fully realises Rammellzee's complex philosophy and unique vision of futuristic hip hop, apocalyptic science fiction, and extreme sonic exploration.
To celebrate the life of one of our culture's great minds we are releasing Cosmic Flush as a commemorative series of records and prints. There are 7 core tracks, each will be reinterpreted and remixed by a visual and audio artist.
Illustrating the groundbreaking influence and genius of the artist, The Rammellzee. Works from Futura, Doze Green, Ian Kuali'i. Delta, sheOne, Augustine Kofie, Poesia, Toxic, Dr Zulu, Will Barras, Divine Styler, Mr Len, Edan, Beans and more TBA.
View all of the paintings from the Cosmic Flush project and hear the album and remixes at Magda Danysz Gallery, London on Thursday 10th December, 2015.
DJ Food wil be performimg an all Rammellzee set for Solid Steel Radio on the opening night!
Magda Danysz Gallery, 61 Charlotte Street, London
For 2015 participating artists and designers include Alexis Zelda Stevens, Alessia De Pasquale, Alpha Relic, Amy McSimpson, Ben O'Connor, Bunny Clarke, Coby Walsh, Daisy Bentley, Emma Charlton, George Cheng, Gunther Jancke, HIN, Joseph Foote, Lily McCallin, Michelle Loa Kum Cheung, Neil McDonald, Novemto Komo, Rachel Johnson, Samuel Stokes, Steven Quinn and Ting Cheng.
Opening reception Thursday 3rd December 2015, 7-10pm, Free entry
Daily opening hours: 4th Dec 2015 - 1st Feb 2016, 9am-5pm (closed during the festive period and open later on selected evenings TBA) Free entry
Since opening to the public in 2009, Stour Space has developed into a community hub for artists, designers and creative businesses, offering exhibition, studio, performance and event space. The annual Collective exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with this creative community and experience their work first hand within the context of the space in which they work.
On show will be a diverse range of art practices, from fine art, photography and illustrative work to sculpture, fashion design and short films.
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA London, United Kingdom
They are super happy to announce that they'll be joined by Charlotte Cramer and Scarlett Montanaro, co-founders of the brilliant Crack + Cider project.
The theme for this edition is HOME. They have invited three different speakers to each give their unique take on the concept of home.
Charlotte Cramer and Scarlett Montanaro, co-founders of the brilliant Crack + Cider, a shop for homeless people where you can buy essential items and they'll deliver them in time for Christmas.
Ilse Crawford is a critically acclaimed interior designer who is passionate that architecture, interiors and design should have a human feel and that the sense of home can be achieved in a building regardless of its size.
Gulwali Passarlay is many things. He's an Afghan, an activist, an author and a political refugee. He will talk about his own journey from his home country to the UK as well as his book The Lightless Sky, which charts his escape from Afghanistan and his journey to the UK.
Tickets are £30 and includes three course menu, talks and drinks with dinner. Available here.
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.