A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH 2014 – 20th anniversary exhibition and fete – Saturday 19th July

A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH 2014 – 20th anniversary exhibition and fete – Saturday 19th July

FWTD 2014 postcard

Where:
Rivington Street, EC2A: midday – 8pm
Red Gallery & Red Market: midday – midnight

 

This promises to be fun as the western half of Rivington Street will be transformed into a village fete with emerging and established artists bringing their own individual contributions to this special event which marks the 20th anniversary of the last A Fete Worse than Death in 1994 which helped transform Hoxton and Shoreditch as a cultural landscape.

Joshua at the original Fete credit Guy Moberly

Joshua at the original Fete
credit Guy Moberly

The first A Fete Worse than Death was organised by Joshua Compston, director of Factual Nonsense gallery in the summer of 1993. Some artists, including Gavin Turk, Gillian Wearing, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume actually manned stalls and provided entertainment. The following year Compston held the second fete which attracted four thousand visitors to the area.

Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst as clowns at the original Fete credit Guy Moberly

Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst as clowns at the original Fete
credit Guy Moberly

The twentieth anniversary fete is being organised by the Red Gallery who are generously allowing artists to reclaim the area for a day allowing visitors a rare chance to see and buy early artworks made by the YBA’s before they became famous but perhaps even more importantly there will be a contemporary art exhibition of emerging and established artists connected to the area over the past 20 years as well as original memorabilia from the Fete & Factual Nonsense gallery (sold in aid of the Joshua Compston memorial fund and assisting in raising money for a memorial to be erected in Hoxton Square).

 

Among those participating is:

FETE live art & stalls:

Abigail Lane & Swedish Vanessa:ARSE OVER TIT, HOMMAGE TO YVES KLEIN • Adam Electric:THE MACHINE • Alice Stollard & Alex Wood: DOODLE PIT STOP & THE PINBOARD GALLERY • Benji Compston, Jonny Allan & Ash Cooper:HAPPYNESS • Bob Pain:OMNICOLOUR & Chip:K2 SCREEN • Bobby Bubble:GIANT BUBBLES • C. A. Halpin & Mme ArtCarti:ART FLANEUR & FORTUNE TELLER • Carolyn Gowdy:POEM PEOPLE • Carson Parkin-Fairley & Bean-Mhi Berriman:CLUB TROP • Cedar Lewisohn:GO & SEE JOSH • Chart Gallery:SPOTTO! • Christina Mitrense & Jonas Ranson:AGIT P(R)OP • Chris Townsend:COAL STRIKE MEMORABILIA • Cultivate Gallery:A BETTER WOOLWORTHS • David Robinson:FUNGARIUM • David C. West:SOAP ADDICT • Edward Rose, Carrie Reichardt & Nick Reynolds:ANARCHIC CERAMICS, POP ART KITSCH & DEATH • Glamorre, Torry & Kaczor:C-R-U-X / MINTY • Goff & Son:TUNA STALL • Gideon Cube-Sherman:SNAAK • Giusi Tomasello:A PIECE OF ART • Hercules Fisherman:3FS • Jeffrey Disaster:MINI MINI • John Costi:WHITE ELEPHANT STALL • Kate Walters:I’LL DRAW YOUR DREAMS • KeelerTornero:KEY TONES BESPOKE VINYL • Kev Clarke:THE FACE OF POP • Liam Ryan:HUCKLEBUCK RECORDS • Light Eye Mind collective:LUCID LIGHT SALON • Magnus Irvin:DRAWINGS TO BE SAVOURED & TREASURED • Mark Jones:PORTRAITS • Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery:BRING ME THE HEAD OF GAVIN BENNETT • Max & Marlowe Reeves:RAVENS • Michal Cole:TIL DEATH DO US PART • Misha Milovanovich:MISHA WORLD POP UP COLLEGE • NoNose:POTATO SCULPTURE • Paul Good & Kirsty Wood:HER IMAGE ECHOED • Paul Hazelton & Tom Swift:DE-IN-STALL:A FETE ACCOMPLI • Paul Sakoilsky:PORTRAIT SOCIETY • Rachel Megawhat & Isabelle Bricknall:HAUS OF MIRRORS • Raul Pina:DR BOMBASTIC • Residence Gallery:PØPMY$‡IC • Ricca Kawai Kalderon:FOX FAMILIAR CALLIGRAPHY • Robert Booth:PERFORMANCE POURS • Rose Pomeroy:DAZZLE CAMOUFLAGE • Samuel Webster:BALLOONS • Silvia Ziranek:PIN THE TIARA • Stirling Ackroyd:TOMBOLA •Tim Barnes & Katherine Tulloh:BLACKMAIL INC.
+ Darren Coffield: FACTUAL NONSENSE books • Gavin Turk: POP t-shirts • Jessica Voorsanger:BRADY BUNCH badges • Swedish Blonde Design:BE THE WORST badges

Joshua Slogan, letterpress print,  from the original Fete credit Darren Coffield

Joshua Slogan, letterpress print, from the original Fete
credit Darren Coffield

FACTUAL NONSENSE exhibiting artists:

Uliana Apatina • Florence Boyd • Lorenzo Belenguer • Matthew Bennington • Simon Bill • Sir Peter Blake • Cedric Christie • Darren Coffield • Michal Cole • Mat Collishaw • Sam Crabtree • Richard Dyer • Tracey Emin • Angus Fairhurst • Gordon Faulds • Maria Teresa Gavazzi • Jenny Gordon • Hanz Hancock • Paul Hazelton • Zebedee Helm • Alice Herrick • Andrew Herman • Damien Hirst • Dannielle Hodson • Georgie Hopton • Gary Hume • Marie-Louise Jones • Ricca Kawai Kalderon • Mick Kerr • Ida Ivanka Kubler • Christina Mitrense • Jessica Morris • Patrick Morrissey • Ben Oakley • Danny Pockets • Brendan Quick • Steven Quinn • Hedley Roberts • David Robinson • Paul Sakoilsky • Martin Sexton • Hidekazu Sogabe • Bob and Roberta Smith • Sarah Staton • David Taborn • Sam Taylor-Wood • Gavin Turk • Jessica Voorsanger • Sam Walker • Gillian Wearing • Max Wigram • Tom Wilmott • Mark Woods • Silvia Ziranek

Joshua Slogan, letterpress print, from the original Fete credit Darren Coffield

Joshua Slogan, letterpress print, from the original Fete
credit Darren Coffield

The exhibition continues at Red Gallery until 31st July 2014.

redgallerylondon.com

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