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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
opens at London West Bank Gallery on September 7, 2012
London - “Those who believe in absurdities end up committing atrocities” [Voltaire, 1694-1778].KGB-Projects presents Religionis Violenta, a sensational group show with some of the most prevalent artists from the UK and Malta, at the prestigious London West Bank Gallery in West london’s Notting Hill from 7 - 11 September, 2012.
Expect a tantalizing experience that stimulates the senses through vision, sound, smell and touch. The exhibition will be showcasing more than 30 selected artworks focusing on dark humour, irony and obscenity, revealing the artists’ taste for a bittersweet use of blasphemy, a snigger at and caustic provocation.
Religionis Violenta is taken from the Latin meaning for violent religion. The concept of the show initially emerged as a spontaneous reaction to the popular catchphrase ‘Where’s your GOD now?’ and the many conflicts that occur in the name of religion in a historical context.
The relationship between religion and HIV/AIDS is complicated and often controversial, as the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Greek churches are still in serious denial about human sexuality. We therefore decided to donate part of the art sale proceeds to AIDS Ark, a registered charity saving lives by enabling access to HIV medication and associated care at the frontiers of the developing world.
Open Call - KGB-Projects still welcomes applications from artists to submit work, info on how to enter can be found on their website www.kgbprojects.com. Deadline: 23 July 2012, 5pm. There will be awards & cash prizes for Best of Show and a Runner-Up, voted on by visitors and announced at the end of the Private View night.
PROVOKE, SHOCK AND AMEN TO THAT!
London West Bank Gallery
133-137 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2RS
Private View: Thursday 06 September from 7pm - 10pm (by invitation only - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Open to the public:
07 Sep - 11 Sep, Tuesday to Sunday 11am-7pm