Behold the show: Hackney artists set to shock and delight

10:29 16 October 2012

Bruno Jamaica is holding the mirror, while Francisco Ortega takes his picture

Bruno Jamaica is holding the mirror, while Francisco Ortega takes his picture

Archant

An explosive new exhibition based on a seminal biblical scene is set to rouse and delight in equal measure in Hackney.

Called “Ecce Homo (Behold the man)” – after the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus Christ to a hostile crowd before his crucifixion – the multidisciplinary art show explores the themes of responsibility and sacrifice in the present day.

The six artists, who call themselves Action and Power, will take over the Mother Project Space, Mother Studios, in White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, next month.

Artist Francisco Ortega, from Dalston, said: “We have drawn inspiration from the bible and have set it within the context of the current socio-economic crisis.

“Today, nobody is willing to take responsibility and everybody is asked to make sacrifices.

“The exhibition explores the impact of mankind and its responsibility for the ills of the world. The show is full of surprises; it won’t leave you unmoved!”

He added: “But be warned: the exhibition contains material that some people may find offensive!”

The opening night is Saturday November 3, from 6pm-10pm, and the exhibition is open Sunday November 4, Monday November 5, Thursday November 8, and Friday November 9, from 12pm-6pm. Or by appointment.

To find out more about the show and artists - Benedict Romain, Bernat Millet, Bruno Jamaica, Francisco Ortega, Miguel Cabeza and Vinny Montag - go to: www.actionandpowergallery.com or Facebook: actionandpower

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Don't Miss...

What is this?

Near You Now

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more