CULTURAL TRAFFIC debuts at London Art Week!

Just in case you thought Frieze week was going to be same-old-same-old, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the upcoming first annual CULTURAL TRAFFIC, the fair for dealers in counter culture and independent producers of zines, prints, catalogues, vinyls and tapes!

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Images left to right: Jill no.10, July 2985; Jamie Reid Anarchy in the U.K. poster; Martin Sharp Exploding Hendrix poster

Presented by Juju’s, the event will take place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October at Juju’s Bar & Stage in Shoreditch, East London.

Of CULTURAL TRAFFIC itself, organiser Toby Mott explains, ‘CULTURAL TRAFFIC is a fascinating window into the flourishing post-digital zine scene and is inspired by my visits to the L.A. and New York Art Book Fairs, where I found an exciting dynamic marketplace for the global resurgence in self-publishing. I connected with the eclectic mix of material I found there, driven by the punk ethic of self-publishing, and reflecting both a pre- and post-digital aesthetic. DIY vintage counter-culture meets radical sexual politics and activism – it all comes together within an arts context.’

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‘It is a privilege to have a gallery and sometimes it’s good to remind one of that’ – Bruce Haines

Ancient & Modern, the gallery founded by Bruce Haines in 2006, has opened a new space in the West End, changing its name to Bruce Haines Mayfair.

The gallery’s first show is Ultramarine, a display of new paintings by the acclaimed British artist, Tim Braden. The exhibition is comprised of several large and medium-scale still lifes executed in acrylic and oil, presented alongside a hand-knotted abstract wool rug laid on the floor in the centre of the gallery.

I had the chance to talk to both Bruce and Tim about the opening of the new space and the exhibition.

Installation view | Courtesy Bruce Haines Mayfair
Installation view | Courtesy Bruce Haines Mayfair

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