Debaser: Cultivating in a basement, artists doing it ourselves, doing it on our terms…

Here’s a piece that appeared over on the Organ pages a little earlier today….

“Pass me my trumpet, I need to blow it, it is my trumpet, I can blow it if I want to! Debaser opens this Thursday, eyes will be sliced, only by the thorns though. Got me a movie, I want you to know. Slicing up eyeballs, I want you to know. Girlie so groovy, I want you to know. Don’t know about you, But I am un chien andalusia, Wanna grow… Up to be… Be a debaser! “Black wrote this song about the surrealist short film ‘Un Chien Ansalou’ created by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel. He sings “I wanna grow up to be a debaser” because the film debased the art community a the time and it made him want to do the same.”

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Debaser: Cultivating in a basement, artists doing it ourselves, doing it on our terms…

debaser_march2016squareThe next Cultivate event will happen this week at the rather exciting BSMT Space over in Dalston, London N16. A cross-pollinating group show curated by Cultivate the team of Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey, the busy show will open on Thursday evening March 24th at 6pm, all are welcome.

“We’re not about grand manifestos or wordy statements or cultivating a new whatever, we’re simply about proactive artists just getting on and doing it, we’re about making art happen on our terms, we’re about the artists who excite us enough to make us want to share our space with them…”

Once again, in the style of the recent Reveal and Play shows (one in an East London railway arch, the other in a condemned warehouse), Debaser will be a coming together of artistic styles, expect the more adventurous rule-breaking side of street art jousting with contemporary fine artists, print makers, painterly painters, performers and more. Expect a four day gathering of pro-active artists in a rather exciting basement art space over in Dalston. London N16.

Sometimes They Have Thorns Part 26 (SW)

Sometimes They Have Thorns Part 26 (SW)

Debaser will open on Thursday evening March 24th at 6pm (open until 9pm) and then run from 11am until 7pm from Friday March 25th until Sunday March 27th

Artists involved – AGATA CARDOSO, ARINA ORLOVA, BRUCE LOVELOCK, CHARLIE McFARLEY, COS AHMET, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, EMMA HARVEY, JOANNA GEORGIADES, M.O.B, MARCELINA AMELIA, MATT REID, NADINE TALALLA, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO, SEAN WORRALL, SKELETON CARDBOARD and THIS ONE

(here may well be #43 smaller thorny SW pieces painted on wood and ready to hang on your walls should you wish, some will be at the opening, some will be painted during the show, all on sale for £5 each).

And we know Skeleton Cardboard is cooking up skulls and committing them to small pieces of affordable canvas. Emma Harvey is getting circular, Quiet British Accent are getting wordy, Matt Reid is fresh from a show at Doomed Gallery, that and creating imagery for Cleft, we have no idea what This One is painting on or what’s in these packages from Marcelina that have arrived already here in the Organ office….

BSMT Space can be found at 5D Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH. Just up from Dalston Overground station, on the main high street, just by the Vortex and such…If I were you, I’d come on the Friday when Ridley Road Market was in full swing…

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In the next few months. as the days grow longer, expect Cultivate events to happen on a boat on the Regent’s canal, in amongst the glorious colour of a tailor’s shop in East London, back under a railway bridge in Hackney, in an open-air square at the foot of Tower Bridge, and just maybe in a conventional art gallery or two as well, oh and back at the Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday June 12th, always one of our favourite days of the year Cultivate will be five this year, five years of doing it our way (the Organ way)

Skeleton Cardboard

Skeleton Cardboard

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