ORGAN THING: And what a politely unexciting pile of polite middle class neatly-framed coffee-table politeness it was…

 

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Went to Hang-Up Gallery’s Ten opening tonight, Hang-Up, the self proclaimed “Contemporary Urban Art and Graffiti” gallery on Stoke Newington Road, over in Dalston was busy celebrating itself. And what a politely unexciting pile of polite middle class neatly-framed coffee-table politeness it was. Same old polite Banksy prints you’ve seen a million times before, here’s another one with the bananas, same old polite spot the cliché while you drink your polite glass of polite white wine, same old polite hang, same old clean cut sanitised slick nicey-nice graphic politeness with a polite safety net and no sign of a sharp edge anywhere, every bit of life, every touch of soul politely squeezed out and made ready to be hung on a politely middle class clean white wall,  not a hint of a risk taken not a hint of  a surprise or the tiniest hint of artistic danger or desire, everything politely neat same old same old neutered bits of Banksy, polite Harland Miller, The Connor Brothers, and a polite sea of white middle class faces politely lapping it all up – “Contemporary urban art and graffiti”, was that really what things have come to? “You won’t be disappointed” said the press release, yeah right…. (sw)

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One thought on “ORGAN THING: And what a politely unexciting pile of polite middle class neatly-framed coffee-table politeness it was…

  1. Pingback: ORGAN THING: More exploring of more East London art, you really really should check out those Nicholas Crombach and Brian Paumier shows at New Art Projects while you still can… | THE ORGAN

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