12 February - 31 March 2010
The Usurp Art Collective has successfully launched the only contemporary art gallery and studios in the London Borough of Harrow with the first exhibition event “Naissance”. Curated by Poulomi Desai.
The Usurp Art Gallery opens in a classic 1930′s former butcher’s shop with a group exhibition titled “Naissance” (birth of a movement or organization). Usurp has been inspired by the writings of Jean-Richard Bloch (1884-1947), playwright, political thinker, poet and anti-fascist. In his essay “Naissance d’une Culture” (“Birth of a Culture” 1936) he called for an art that would associate the democratic tradition with mass culture.
Selected images from Naissance