The ACBF team announce our exciting 2023 live event: The Art Car Boot Fair goes Pop! Saturday, September 16, 12-6pm Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross - Get your Earlybird ticket now!
The Art Car Boot Fair goes Pop! makes for a playful tussle with the notion of popular culture in these algorithmically influenced and social media dispersed times.
In his brilliantly illuminating memoir 'Good Pop, Bad Pop’, Jarvis Cocker makes the distinction between good pop: basically anything that democratises culture (like car boot sales & Penguin books) and bad pop: ways in which good pop’s informality and catchy slogans are used by corporates/mainstream media to manipulate the public.
In a fast mutating world where the mainstream is much distrusted by ‘internet culture’ we ask: who are the new gatekeepers and influencers of what makes up our popular culture now?
Can it survive the fragmentations into twitch streams, podcasts, substacks and so on where artists and creators communicate directly via online communities, mimetic networks & discord servers?
And what of phenomenons like hyperreal religions inspired by shared popular culture tropes - like Jediism and Matrixism - that mix elements from religious traditions with popular culture to express new spiritualities?
Whether the message still in the medium, one thing is for sure - people are still crying out for unmediated IRL cultural moments and the gloriously democratic Art Car Boot Fair will deliver this and so much more at Kings X on September 16 - Good Pop guaranteed along with incredible art deals and an art party to boot! GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW BEFORE THEY GO! ONLY £10!!! FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT MID AUGUST
15/09/2023 The Art Car Boot Fair goes POP! is LIVE - The fair is now open at Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross
07/09/2023 'DAVID HOCKNEY: BIGGER & CLOSER (NOT SMALLER & FURTHER AWAY)’ at THE LIGHTROOM - On Lewis Cubitt Square
31/08/2023 13 Questions for Artist Sadie Hennessy - Organ founder and artist Sean Worrall asked Sadie Hennessy his famous 13 Questions
22/08/2023 13 Questions for artist Susie Hamilton - Artist and Organ founder Sean Worrall asked Susie Hamilton 13 Questions
21/08/2023 TOP OF THE POPS! ARTIST LINE-UP THE ART CAR BOOT FAIR GOES POP! - EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW
20/05/2023 Calling out to all art loving Sk8boarders - Skateboards from Rachel Howard, FELIX and Pure Evil!
01/11/2021 A QUEENS RANSOM OF THE NEW AND THE AOAP'S - Sizzling New Talent at the Art Car Boot Fair Queen & Country Edition
01/11/2021 A ROYAL FLUSH OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography at the Art Car Boot Fair Queen & Country Edition
22/04/2021 JACKSONS PAINTING PRIZE WINNER JOINS THE ACBF FLORA & FAUNA LINE-UP - Introducing Miranda Boulton.
16/04/2021 HOSPITAL ROOMS - The organisation transforming clinical environments through art is joining the ACBF Flora & Fauna event