Founded in 2010, Edel Assanti works with international artists whose practices engage with the social, cultural or political realities of the moment in which they live.
Edel Assanti was founded in 2010 by Jeremy Epstein and Charlie Fellowes. Established in London, the gallery works with international artists whose practices engage with the social, cultural or political realities of the moment in which they live. Our artists' tendency towards interdisciplinary, research-led work demonstrates how artists are uniquely positioned to witness and distill the complex, ambiguous narratives that define our era. Edel Assanti’s Fitzrovia premises hosts a dynamic events programme in parallel to gallery exhibitions: talks, performances, screenings and live electronic music nights. The gallery’s digital presence (accessible via Edel Assanti's website or IGTV) encompasses a series of...
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  • Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots, 3 June - 27 August 2021

    Vinca Petersen

    Riot Girl, 1998

    Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso

    Giclée print on Canson Platine paper

    50.8 x 76.2 cm

    20 x 30 in.

    Edition of 10 + 2 artist's proofs

    Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots

    3 June - 27 August 2021
    To me, the same thing sometimes happens on a demonstration as in an illegal rave. They’re both slightly edgy gatherings... you get a sense of the normal world being suspended, and you experience these brief, totally free moments. - Vinca Petersen Raves and Riots brings together a collection of seminal diaristic photographs drawn from a period spanning 1990-2004, documenting the artist’s experiences as part of the free party and traveller community. The images juxtapose the sense of escapism and euphoria of this unique cultural moment with the oppressive political climate which outlawed the lifestyles of those responsible for Britain’s rave scene. For London Gallery Weekend’s central London focus day on Friday 4th June, Vinca Petersen will be signing copies of her acclaimed monograph, No System, at the gallery between 3-6pm. The publication chronicles a ten year period of trans-European travel and nomadic life on the road.