Random Artists Present… 2016

Held in London’s ExFed space from the 9th to the 12th November, ‘Random Artists Present…’ comprised four days of art and culture from across the independent stratum, intended as a warm up for a ‘proper’ squatted Temporary Autonomous Art event in London (planned for 2017).

Random Artists Present 2016 exhibition flyerFeaturing a large and eclectic open access gallery of painting, photography, sculpture, printing and multimedia work, info and merchandise stalls, a well-nourished social space, and workshops and talks throughout, the event also played host to a number of themed evenings, covering spoken word, film, live music (hosted by Crux and Music Day UK), AV, and other performance.

All in all, ‘Random Artists Present…’ was a hugely enjoyable, immensely inspiring, and truly grassroots event, drawing together the talents of numerous creators and provocateurs to demonstrate by example that art can and should be accessible to all. I for one can’t wait for next year’s return to a larger, squatted Temporary Autonomous Art event – get involved!

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Highlights
Luke Hekate’s giant robot pieces | Ryan Jordan’s noise and strobe performance | Oddscene’s dolls house (complete with tiny copies of the Rupture zine and a mini VJ set) | The amazing prints from the Minesweeper Collective and others | Leafcutter John and friends’ improvised noise live set | Scan One’s TV installation at the bar | Everything!