From 19 - 22 July 2018, an exhibition of works which connect art and activism will be on show at Ugly Duck in London. As a partner of the exhibition titled (H)AKT, Sedition brings works by Paolo Cirio and Shu Lea Cheang in a group show featuring works by 20 multidisciplinary artists. (H)AKT also includes a programme of talks, events and artworks which subvert and criticise established power structures and ask how restricting and discriminatory structures can be dismantled.
The exhibition is part of a larger 6 month Art & (H)aktivism programme at Ugly Duck, which began in May and features a variety of creative projects that advocate for social change. In June, Sedition’s Head of Programmes Ashley Lee Wong was guest curator for Art In Flux presented by artists from the FLUX collective of media artists who works with the latest technologies to challenge perceptions and facilitate social change. In October, Ugly Duck will host a range of events celebrating Black History Month including Black Herstory, an event organised by Lon-Art, foregrounds the stories and experiences of black women, Young, Black & Gifted, an event celebrating emerging talent within underrepresented BAME groups, and the launch of a book on BAME mental health.
Other projects in the Art and (H)Aktivism programme include Lumen Studio’s exploration of life on Earth from the darkness of space in May, Release UK’s event challenging drug prohibition in November, and an Art and Permaculture workshop by Maria Lhote. There will be performances, installations and interactive artworks throughout, by creatives and collectives including Laura Carvalho, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Rebecca Flynn, Sxrvxve and The Sparse Collective.