DARK WATERS RISING SCREEN PRINTS
SO WE PRESENT TO YOU THIS NEW SCREEN PRINT EDITION
NOT NOT BANKSY IS DEAD
see the news bulletin below for further information
LONG LIVE NOT NOT NOT(??)
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
OPENING THIS FRIDAY
THE FIRST EVER Not Not Banksy EXHIBITION
BANKSY vs KAZIMIR MALEVICH 1913-2018
Rat With Black Square
at Blasé, 55 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LH
FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER
7pm – LATE
HARRY ADAMS HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE HARRY PYE AWARDS FOR ART
sponsored by Joffe Books.
You are warmly invited to attend the AWARD CEREMONY
6pm – 9pm
The A Side B Side Gallery
353 Mare Street, E8 1HR (opposite Hackney Central Station)
Friday 31st August
HEAR NOT NOT BANKSY
SEE NOT NOT BANKSY
THINK NOT NOT BANKSY
Two colour screen print on tar paper
Edition of 113 signed and numbered by STOT21stCplanB and NOT NOT BANKSY on the back of the prints
No Questions Asked
NOT BANKSY is DEAD and NOT BANKSY will NOT be RESURRECTED
As it is known NOT BANKSY died in 2008. Now 10 years on NOT BANKSY’s memory is honoured with this NON-RESURRECTION edition by NOT NOT BANKSY. That’s right: NOT NOT BANKSY, not NOT BANKSY.
NOT NOT BANKSY is not NOT BANKSY as NOT BANKSY is dead. These prints are a homage to NOT BANKSY, not BANKSY, by a new artist known as NOT NOT BANKSY who continues the great work of NOT BANKSY and not BANKSY. Some people think it is NOT known if BANKSY was ever involved in the NOT BANKSY project, or if NOT BANKSY is NOT DEAD and in fact is NOT NOT BANKSY. The latter is unprovable but we know categorically that BANKSY was NOT involved in any creation or idea formed by NOT BANKSY, or the THE CONTINUITY NOT BANKSY, and certainly not NOT NOT BANKSY! Is that clear?
NOT NOT BANKSY artworks are made by 2 artists formerly known as STOT21stCplanB who, for the purposes of appearing more intelligible and serious, changed their name to Harry Adams in 2008 and still stand accused of killing NOT BANKSY. They have reverted to STOT21stCplanB to be known as NOT NOT BANKSY specially for this occasion.
Furthermore: Even though the NOT BANKSY works of old are now selling for hundreds of pounds on the secondary market, the artists and we the publisher are sticking to our principle that chasing art market prices is a dire fallacy and have decided to keep this new edition at a reasonable price. May all but the artist profit from it!
For further information on the true history of NOT BANKSY please read on.
Cultural Traffic returns to Hester Street Fair during NY Art Week for a celebration of radical print and creativity on The Lower East Side.
Sunday 6th May
8 Ball Radio will be on hand all day for grooves, live readings, treats from Brooklyn’s Playground Coffee Shop, special food offerings from Teishoku- Spectrum and Eating Po-Pos, drinks, and the fruitful exchange of books, zines and printed matter from over 50 exhibitors.
If you’re in NY look out for the L-13 goodies on the Cultural Traffic table.
More details at www.culturaltraffic.com
Artist Soup Kitchen
Self Funding in the Arts: the Good, the Bad and the Future
Saturday 26th May
AirSpace presents the Artist Soup Kitchen – talks and workshops to explore support networks, good practice and sustainability of the arts and artists in a changing climate.
Steve Lowe will be presenting L-13’s model of self-funding based on making and merchandising* as the basis of a discussion which seeks to develop new strategies on how to successfully fund a practice in the face of a never ending austerity.
*Disclaimer – L-13 admit to one instance of receiving Arts Council funding.
Seats at the Artist Soup Kitchen Table are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book early, and only if you fully intend to attend.
More details on the AirSpace page here.
The Harry Adams exhibition Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds is now open at AirSpace Gallery and runs to the 2nd June 2018.
4 Broad Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HL
Thursday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment
A Limited Edition Series of 31 Mighty Oak Saplings in Artist Made, Raku-Fired Ceramic Pots are available to adopt exclusively from AirSpace Gallery.
Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds
28th April – 2nd June
And Artist Talk With Harry Adams
Saturday 28th April 2pm-5pm*
An exhibition of paintings vs trees (and strategies in art avoidance).
ON THE OPENING DAY
EDITION OF 31 OAK SAPLINGS
IN ARTIST MADE POTS
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
“A generation that had gone to school on a horse-drawn streetcar now stood under the open sky in a countryside in which nothing remained unchanged but the clouds, and beneath these clouds, in a field of force of destructive torrents and explosions, was the tiny, fragile human body.”
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman, from the introduction to the first edition of Leaves of Grass
“Our work may look like it’s confused and conflicted, but it is in fact a highly controlled poetic outpouring”²
“L-13 …. Like the mind of a man about to ride into battle with the heart of a child at play”