Monthly Archive for June, 2007

Protest Is Beautiful

Protest Is Beautiful

2 June – 1st July 2007
Opening times Friday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm

1000 000 mph is proud to present Freee’s first solo show in London, profiling existing and new works that engage with contemporary political and socilal realities, critcally addressing and using the format of public art.

In this exhibition works include: Protest Is Beautiful, a new work made from a funeral wreath in letters of yellow silk flowers, photographed and mounted on plywood outside the gallery, appearing as shop sign. Both a melancholic lament and reminder and iconic public message in the style of shopping or advertising. Inside Don’t Let The Media Have A Monopoly On The Freedom Of Speech, 2007 a new work as a direct message in a photograph pasted on a large installation wall, while How To Talk To Public Art, 2006 is a video of a dissenting tour of Manchester’s public artworks. Instead of being subject to the secret codes of public art, the citizen addresses commemorative monuments in terms of jokes and histories, with the intention of highlighting the public life that goes on around public art, for example Is It Me Or Do Monarchs Have An Unfair Advantage When Being Seen Or Heard? or There Are No Experts On Happiness. Another new video work is included, Public Space, Public Realm, Public Sphere, 2007 in which the three chant, like a choir or kindergarten class, theoretical attacks on dominant conceptions of the public.

Protest Is Beautiful, 1,000,000 mph, London

Protest is Beautiful, 1000,000mph, London

Manifesto launch

Freee will be launching their Manifesto for a Counter-Hegemonic Art at the 52nd Venice Biennale in conjunction with Gavin Wade and his new strategic questions at the Intellect&ComprehensionKiosk.

Book launch at 52nd Venice Biennale: 4-5pm 8 June 2007
Kiosk6: Intellect&ComprehensionKiosk, Isola di San Servolo, 30100 Venice
Nearest vaporetto stop: Line 20 from San Zaccaria to S. Servolo
or special Biennale shuttle from Giardini to S. Servolo

The Freee art collective’s manifesto is based on The Communist Manifesto of 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Freee’s manifesto combines an unrelenting critique of contemporary art with a powerful and radical proposal for culture’s political and social revival. No artist’s book has ever been so damning or full of hope!

Mobile number for more information: Mel Jordan 00447717834059.