Organised by Billy Fraser
Final Hot Desert showing Graham Wiebe, John Knight, and Pol Wah Tse;
Xxijra Hii showing David Micheaud and Nick Paton;
Goodeye Residency showing Maggie Menghan Chen, Henry Martyn Gibbs, and Hazel o’Sullivan;
Plop Residency showing Fabian Bergmark Näsman and Salomé Chatriot;
BeAdvisors Art Department showing Aronne Pleuteri;
Grove showing Andrew Birk;
Sherbet Green showing Madeleine Pledge;
Strike Art showing Edgar Corroll;
Baesianz showing Athen Kardashian & Nina Mhach Durban
First Edition offers a dynamic and supportive environment for artists and galleries, within which to foster a deeper understanding of the ever-evolving ever-changing emerging art scene in London. Additionally, First Edition hopes to serve as a resource for collectors and curators to explore collaborative possibilities and alternative paths for grassroots organisations and communities.
Our selection of participants represents a diverse array of organisations nurturing the next generation of emerging artists. In a departure from convention, the nine galleries participating in the inaugural First Edition do not formally represent the artists they showcase. Instead, we have embraced a pooled commission structure, encouraging all participants to actively promote one another and move away from the traditional commission model and the gatekeeping of sales.
Following the exhibition’s conclusion, we will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the project’s costs. Moreover, 10% of the entire project’s sales commission will be donated to GIVE ME SPACE.
With the belief that “the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts,” First Edition invites you to join us as we celebrate the limitless versatility and adaptability within our diverse artistic community here in London.