The Future Can Wait is always one of the best satellite exhibitions mounted during Frieze week, London’s most important art event. Established in 2007 by curators Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley, THE FUTURE CAN WAIT returns for its 9th year as a collaboration with State Media to launch Olympus’ Art Bermondsey Project Space at 183-185 Bermondsey Street SE1 3UW. Located adjacent to White Cube Bermondsey, the exhibition will take place over three floors of the former Victorian paperworks.
Presented to discover and promote London’s New Wave artists in a curatorial context, THE FUTURE CAN WAIT has featured almost 200 artists, placing many with prominent collectors globally as well as providing exhibition opportunities with international galleries. THE FUTURE CAN WAIT has taken place throughout London including the Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch Town Hall and Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square.
Edition 9 will feature artists working across all mediums and all participants will show at THE FUTURE CAN WAIT for the first time. The artists are: Eliza Bennett , Alexandra Berg , Bella Easton , Jamie Fitzpatrick , Mathew Gibson , Beatrice Haines , Dale Lewis , Kate Lyddon , Oliver McConnie , Andrew Salgado , Ben Spiers , Zhu Tian , Lisa Wright
Before THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, Simon Rumley founded the auspicious New London Kicks in 2005. An annual exhibition held during The Armory Show week in New York. New London Kicks promoted British contemporary and emerging artists in New York in collaboration with Soho House NY and Wooster Projects. Showcasing breaking talent such as Tessa Farmer, Gordon Cheung, Stella Vine and Katy Moran, Simon subsequently co-founded THE FUTURE CAN WAIT which led to curating shows as far afield as Los Angeles, Rome, Naples and Berlin.
Simon is also one of the UK’s leading independent film directors and is currently in post-production on two feature films: ‘The Last Word’, a Texas based supernatural thriller and ‘Crowhurst’, produced by Nicolas Roeg, a biopic about an inexperienced sailor who tried to sail around the world in a trimaran. Simon’s films have premiered at Rotterdam, SXSW and Toronto and have won almost 50 prizes globally.
The exhibition will run from 13-17 October 2015 and will be free entry. There will be an invitation only Collector & VIP Preview on the evening of 12 October.