Free of Charge

The Anti-Gallery Gallery Show at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch. Instigated by the Degrees of Freedom artist collective, the Anti-Gallery Gallery Show is an experiment in finding ways for artists to change their relationship with each other, their artworks and the public within a traditional gallery space so as to subvert its governing ethos- competitive individualism within a consumerist culture. The show is designed as a festival rather than a normal exhibition and aims to create an ever changing, boisterous and engaging experience inside and outside the gallery space. The ambition is to engage artists and visitors, make them think, play and take part in ways that are thought provoking as well as fun. It features installations, performances, constructed situations, encounters and happenings that challenge the values, rituals, practices and conventions of the gallery culture. All artworks will be created or completed at the gallery or require participation from visitors. Participating artists include Ahmed Farooqui, Andrea Artz, Bodo Jackson Artist Collaboration, Chloë Louise Lawrence, Claire Nelmes, Cluster Bomb Collective, Consuelo Celluzzi, Dan Kennedy, Diana Scarborough, Ellen Jewell, Elspeth Penfold, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera, Fans of Feminism, Graham Asker, Graham Johnston, Hysterical Women Collective, Jane Smith, Jeanette Abi Khalil, John O’Hare, Jones Tensini, Kate Walters, Klaus Pinter, Liana Bortolozzo, Livia Garcia, Marta Daeuble, Matthew Kay, Miguel Ivorra, Monika Tobel, Naomi Oduse, Natasha Sabatini, Naya Eleftheriou, S R Jimmy, Stephanie Conway and the Women’s Tap Rhythm Collective.