2020
Exhibitions

Social and political art has an important place in the canon of 20th and 21st art and while you can find it in museums, galleries and in the streets but less so in our homes. SEAS, which is an artist-led organisation that promotes such art through exhibitions, discussions and events, decided to take another step in this direction. From November 2020, we are collaborating with artists who produce social and political art and sell it on their website or other online platforms. And there is no better time to do so before the festive season and in these difficult times when artists, most of whom are self-employed, find it difficult to make ends meet. 

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Three projects including 'How do you see colour?', 'Haze' and 'Windrush, 2020'.

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Life as we know it has been brought to a standstill by a global pandemic; all political and social realities are under siege.

 

‘Life, interrupted’ brings together a selection of artists who have investigated this subject matter as uncertainty permeates through our lives. Coronavirus exposed and exacerbated dysfunctions and inequalities within the global systems that govern our lives. Works displayed in this exhibition use art as a form of resistance and a way of imagining new futures. What is deemed impossible, has now emerged into the forefront of our political and social imagination.

Curated by Tugba Tirpan.

States of Existence showcases transitory works from humans who express themselves through art to convey varied experiences of human life in the complex world we live in today. The 25 featured artists dive deep into human existence whilst raising an array of important questions.

 

Breaking the stigma surrounding *mental health* is challenging in the binary narrative of normal/abnormal, healthy/unhealthy and well/unwell. We examine why & how the stigmas were created in the first place.

Well Space Community curated by Sophie Akehurst & Tugba Tirpan.

While Brighton Pride might be cancelled this year, Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) is staging radical queers of colour in an exhibition and live event. The exhibition “Intersections'' explores the life experiences of black BIPOC LGBTQAI+ with works by UK and international artists. The exhibition’s name derives from the term intersectionality coined in 1989 by  Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor and social theorist, who looked at how the intersection of various identity markers such as gender, sexual orientation, class, race, religion etc. might disadvantage or advantage people.