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Show of the Month: Ben Sansbury

Ben Sansbury gets a worthy whole page in my art pages this month in Dazed. I've been looking forward to this show for a long time. (Its accompanied by a dose of old rave from Gavin Watson. Its a great name Gavin....)

Preview Thurdsay 6-9pm (with afterparty). Exhibition run May 14 - June 19 at SPACE Studios


Marked by Sansbury’s consciously clunky and totemic aesthetic, AMAXAMA is a mash-up of forms and thoughts centred on a single monumental hub. Housed in a large-scale walk-in structure built by Sansbury over a three week period leading up to the exhibition, sculpture, painting, photography, collage, film and sound will coalesce to form a single complex installation.

An expanded referential field underpins AMAXAMA as a whole. Sansbury is seduced by that which is old and Other; symbolic registrations drawn from myth and tribe merging with an archival passion for Old Europe and its many alchemic oddities to form the baseline of his exhibition.

AMAXAMA is Ben Sansbury’s first major solo exhibition. He studied at St Martins and The Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London.


Raving ’89 is an exhibition by celebrated British photographer Gavin Watson. Documenting the subterranean rave and acid house culture that emerged across the UK in the late 80s, Raving ’89 is a captivating chronicle of a grassroots social and cultural movement.