Geoff Leong joins forces again with the dynamic artist-curator duo Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie to support this years non-profit exhibition ‘WE COULD NOT AGREE’ which is held in the 20,000 Sq ft multi storey Q-Park car park beneath Cavendish Square. Featuring over 100 artists in a circular venue, this annual event likes to challenge, entice and entertain all art lovers and visitors. This satellite fair held during Frieze Week is open to the public for 6 consecutive days, it features diverse work in the medium of sculpture, film, photography, painting and site specific interventions, including performative talks and live presentations, with a deliberate feeling for unpredictability and curiosity. Both emerging and established artists are present throughout the event. This year, the show also includes a marble sculpture by Andy Elton in the gardens of Cavendish Square.
Sarah Sparkes has invited each artist to make a life-size three dimensional portrait of themselves as a toy. The works will be displayed collectively as ‘The Hollow’; Pascal Rousson gave an open brief to artists he thought would think in a challenging way in terms of sculpture installation; Cedric Christie felt that the idea of inviting in an artist, Bernd Kaiser, to curate a group of their contemporaries without relationship to the other curators would bring a different energy to the whole project and an energy between the works; Roger Clarke selected artists spanning film, photography, sculpture and installation, whose work he thought would sit well both in the particular context of this space and each other; Alice Herrick chose artists with a sense of the curious in film, photography, sculpture and installation, most of whom have exhibited at Herrick Gallery; Rebecca Scott selected her artists for an interesting dialogue with the interior of the Car Park, focussing on sculptural / fabricated works relating to Rebecca’s own practise. Vanya Balogh invited artists with his son Eddie, by playing a game of pulling names randomly out of the curatorial hat & giving Lady Luck a chance to decide on the outcome. Mark Woods approached artists known & unknown to him, appearing disparate as a group, so that they could not agree. Tracey Moberly selected her artists & photographers in part based on their challenging socio-political responses to any given brief along with their unique design insights.
Geoffrey Leong, as cultural ambassador for British/Chinese culture, has supported London’s events since 2009. Patron of ‘Spirit Of London’, he has supported the ‘Legacy List’ (Sotheby’s); The Old Vic Charity Art Auction & Chinese Art Auction (Christies); ‘The Chinese Open’ & ‘Bedlam’ (Old Vic Tunnels) exhibitions; Elephant Family charity; The Japan Foundation talk; Chelsea Flower Show; Free The Children charity talk & concert.
Cedric Christie’s work explores a broad range of cultural and art historical references and is often a critical appraisal of modernism. He exhibits widely internationally & his sculptures are in the collections of David Roberts, Anita Zabludowicz, Derwent & Unilever. He also curates many large scale exhibitions.
Vanya Balogh was born in Zagreb, Croatia and currently lives and works in London. He has exhibited in UK and internationally incl. V&A, Tate Modern & Venice Biennale. He has curated many large scale group exhibitions, often with Cedric Christie & Geoff Leong. He is working on several books & preparing for a major solo show in 2015.
Pascal Rousson is a French/Swiss artist currently working and living in London. Recent shows include ‘Fall Rise’, Egal Gallery Berlin; ‘Very Ape’, Vegas Gallery London; ‘MMXII Show’, Basel and he has curated ‘I am by birth a Genevese’, Forde Gallery Geneva and ‘The Things of Life’, Flowers Gallery London.
Sarah Sparkes runs the visual arts & cross-disciplinary research project ‘GHost’ and has written & lectured widely on this subject. Recent commissions & exhibitions: ‘AIRM2014’, Shepway; ‘Over Time’, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich; ‘Theatrical Dynamics’, Torrance Art Museum, LA & ‘The Infinity Show’, NN Contemporary, Northampton.
Alice Herrick is both artist and director of the Herrick Gallery in Shoreditch. She has recently curated projects including A Fete Worse Than Death 2014 at Red Gallery and prints by Rachel Whiteread and Leon Kossoff for the Friends of Arnold Circus. Alice also curates exhibitions and events across the UK.
Roger Clarke is a sculptor based in London who has exhibited in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and USA. He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Bath School of Art and Design.
Mark Woods has been boatbuilder, jeweller, furniture maker & now makes Art Objects. With his first large installation at The Wapping Project, 2010, he now shows with the Usher Gallery, Lincoln Museum & MUDAC, Lausanne, with whom he will be showing at their forthcoming exhibition, ’Nirvana, Les Étranges Formes du Plaisir’.
Rebecca Scott lives and works in London and Cumbria. She has recently exhibited in Cologne, Paris, Norway, Stockholm and London. She is a trustee to the Mark Tanner Award, London.
Trcaey Moberly – Artist, Author & Activist. An associate lecturer at UAL, she lectures in both Art and Politics. Practicing as a Socio-Political Artist. Recent exhibitions: Sheffield Millennium Gallery; Tate Modern (The Tanks) & Tate Britain. Her last book ‘Text-Me-Up!’ is based on saving every text she’s ever received. www.text-me-up.com
EXHIBITING: Sarah Sparkes, Sarah Doyle, Charlotte Squire, Calum F Kerr, Miyuki Kasahara, Anne Robinson, Birgitta Hosea, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Frog Morris, Rebecca Feiner, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Alice Herrick, Paul Hazelton & Tom Swift, Lindsay Sekulowicz & Sonia Levy, Jeffrey Disastronaut, Aly Helyer, Kate Kotcheff, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Michal Cole, Tasha Marks:AVM Curiosities, David J Batchelor, KeelerTornero, Vanya Balogh, Martin Sexton, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Andie Macario, Jim Racine, Maslen Mehra, IHTGW Continent, Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock, Nadia Ballan, Gzillion Artist, Danny Pockets, Rekha Sameer, Julian Firth, Jude Cowan Montague, Kievan Sarrafan, Tom Estes, Paul Sakoilsky, Steve Smith, Joanna McCormick, Shuby, Susana Sanroman, Lorenzo Belenguer, Greg Tate, Jim Roseveare, Piers Jamson, Sean Worrall, Xiao Yu, Martin Paul Everett, Ray Gange, Spizz Energi, Toni Gallagher, Lucinda Bolton, Victor Velvet, Francesco La Porta & Caballo, Unstoppable Achievers, Oko Oko, Thomas J Ridley, Dan Knight, Urban XXX, Stimulus Ltd, Mark Woods, Stathis Lagoudakis, John Plowman, Michael Petry, Gillian Duffy, Hugo Madureira Starkaberget, Dermot O Brien, Charlie Whinney, Rebecca Scott, Kate Lyddon, Hermione Allsopp, Roberto Ekholm, Paul Eachus, Pascal Rousson, Michael Croft, DJ Roberts, David Fryer, Jake Clark, Tim Mitchell, Alexandre Bianchini, Derek Mainella, Jai Moodie, Tracey Moberly, Amanda Burns, Mark Miller, Megan Pickering, No Name, Caroline Stevenson, Adam Piper, Jess Hurd & Jason Parkinson, Nerys Mathias, Cedric Christie, Dallas Seitz, Isolde Nash, Jessica Bailey, Joseph Turnbull, Bernd Kaiser, Lina Audzeviciute, Goran Chanter, Jack Felgate, Jake Garfield, Joe Nava, Ami Evelyn Hughes, Helmut Kaiser, Georgia Kemball, Melissa Kime, Heath Lowndes, Moe Streel, Kate Thackara, Roger Clarke, Zanne Andrea, Adam Burton, Peter Fillingham, Ben Garrod, Poppy Jackson, Norman Mine, Benjamin Owen, Salli Yule-Tsingas, Anne Deeming, Sellotape Cinema, Andy Elton
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Image: Cedric Christie From ‘Love Me Or Fuck Me But Don’t Do Both’
WE COULD NOT AGREE’ in association with Geoff Leong – Frieze Week Exhibition 2014 – Tues 14 – Sun 19 Oct, daily 12 – 8pm Free