Sam Austen

Displacement, dislocation + anarchy at this year’s ‘Platform’-themed Deptford X Festival, Sep 22 – Oct 1

22 September 2017

The Deptford X Festival is on at venues across South London, opening September 22 and running to October 1.

The theme of the 10-day program is titled ‘Platform,’ featuring five emerging artists who this year include Evan Ifekoya, Project O, Sam Austen, Sisters From Another Mister and Tom Ireland. Nominated by a panel of artists, curators and writers, each participant will produce new work for an outdoor installation at sites around the English capital’s district of Deptford. There will also be a special project by D.A.T.A. (Deptford Anarchist Tapestry Association), where they will confront displacement and dislocation through the famous Deptford symbol of the anchor.

There will also be a number of tours, artists talks and fringe exhibitions running, including The Ambient Intelligence group exhibition at Enclave, with work by Joey HolderAnna Mikkola and Jenna Sutela, as well as Goldsmiths Open Studios.

Visit the Deptford X website for details.**

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Shelter in This Shit Time @ LGLondon, Jul 8 – Sep 3

6 July 2016

The Shelter in This Shit Time group exhibition is on at LGLondon, opening July 8 and running September 3.

Featuring the work of Sam Austen, Marte Eknæs and Andrew Mealor, the press release discusses the type of encounter the viewer might expect between themselves and the works, as well as between the works themselves, using phrasing to describe the sensitivities of curating and certain “formal conjunctions, irreverent material relationships and the blurring of object, image and site” held together by the artists’ practices.

Each of the London-based artists have presented across European platforms. Eknæs has recently shown work with artist collective ÅYR, Mealor in Lock Up International‘s recent group show, Safety Deposit Box, and Austen in large playlist-based Recommended For You group exhibition that took place in London during 2015’s Art Licks Weekend.

See the LGLondon website for further details.**

Marte Eeknaes, Hi Performance (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist
Marte Eeknaes, ‘Hi Performance’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist


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