Spit & Sawdust, London
List of Artists
Nancy Allen, Beatrice Lettice Boyle, Luca Bosani, James Capper, Rayvenn D’Clark, Billy Fraser, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Mimi Hope, Marie Jacotey, Natalia Janula (guest curated within MARTIN and the Parasite by Georgia Stephenson), Victoria Kaldan, Rosie Kennedy, Thomas Langley, Lilian Nejatpour, India Nielsen, Elizabeth Prentis, Ben Reader, Skeuomorph, Tom Ribot, Ted Le Swer, Juan Manuel Salas Valdivia, Nadja Voorham, Mitch Vowles, Corey Whyte, Jim Woodall, Rafał Zajko.
Absinthe. Curious love of the sordid and the extravagant. Muse of the weird, twisted and eerie. Throughout its short history, absinthe has passed from antiseptic to vermicide, honorary salute to morphological being. It is ghostly and mutinous. It is no surprise that absinthe has long persisted in the underground, from Joyce to Baudelaire, Rimbaud to van Gogh. It was prolific amongst artists and writers of the boulevards of modern Paris: mystic visions of the Moulin Rouge, images that bled from their canvas with an emerald sorcery: hypnotic, aberrant and erotic.
Comprising 3 major exhibitions of emerging artists over the course of 9 months, ABSINTHE is a hybrid, eclectic, and at points inexplicable presentation of the weirder side of London’s emerging art scene. Located at the Spit & Sawdust pub, Bermondsey, each exhibition will present a mandala of artists that cut and splice between mediums and styles; a kaleidoscopic trip into the city’s current alternative art practices.
ABSINTHE Art Pub Quiz, hosted by Hector Campbell & Byzantia Harlow (13.08.2019)
ABSINTHE §2: Live, curated by George Rouy & Jesse Pollock (13.07.2019)
ABSINTHE §2 (download)
Published by Kronos Publishing
Edition of 100
Edited by Charlie Mills
Graphic design by Stephen Dalley
Interviews & Essay by Hector Campbell
Poetry by Ben Reader
Photography by Billy Fraser
Copyright ABSINTHE and Kronos x Elam Publishing 2019
Text copyright the authors 2019
Images courtesy of ABSINTHE