WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN AGAIN - Nan Goldin, Shezad Dawood, Emma Larsson & Chrissie Hynde support emerging artists. - FAD Magazine

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WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN AGAIN – Nan Goldin, Shezad Dawood, Emma Larsson & Chrissie Hynde support emerging artists.

Nan Goldin (Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery)
Nan Goldin (Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery)

Many art-related events, including Guts Gallery’s, have either been cancelled or postponed, causing a large economic impact on artists globally. They want to continue to challenge this, putting their ethos of supporting underrepresented contemporary voices into action by navigating this set back yet again through a one night only digital Instagram exhibition.

Through the invitation extended to established artists into the exhibition. They are hoping to reinstate a balance of power. Allowing established artists to shoulder emerging artists. 50% of sales of works sold by an established artist, will be distributed entirely to all the emerging artists involved. This redistribution of wealth offers a new outlook and model that is fundamentally for artists, by artists, creating an alternative system of support.

Anna Pye (Courtesy of the Artist)


Bora Akinciturk, Shadi Al-Atallah, Lydia Blakeley, Douglas Cantor, Phoebe Collings-James, Shezad Dawood, Ruby Dickson, Liam Fallon, Lucia Ferrari, Miranda Forrester, Nan Goldin, Alia Hamaoui, Chrissie Hynde, Rae Klein, Emma Larsson, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Jen O’Farrell, Kemi Onabule, James Owens, Jacopo Pagin, Anousha Payne, Jess Power, Anna Pye, Robert Roest, Elsa Rouy, Aziza Shadenova, Corbin Shaw, Anna Solal, Olivia Sterling, Sophie Vallance, Daisy Madden Wells, Tyler Cala Williams, Salome Wu.

Tyler Cala Williams Courtesy of the artist
Alia Hamaoui Courtesy of the artist

“Together, we want to support and promote artists predominantly excluded from the traditional art market and who we feel have something to say. From the previous ‘When The Shit Hits The Fan’ exhibition back in March, when the lockdown first hit, Guts wanted to highlight the lack of spaces left open to exhibit and enjoy artwork, as the world was hit globally by the pandemic. Offering an immersive, digital, alternative exhibition. This time around, we wanted to focus on the impact the pandemic has had on the artists themselves; their livelihoods, their mental health, and their ability to survive and still create works in these challenging and unpredictable times”.

Jen O’Farrell & Ellie Pennick (Curators)
Liam Fallon Courtesy of the artist

When Shit Hits The fan Again FOR ARTISTS BY ARTISTS 1 NIGHT ONLY Thursday 4th Feb 2021 7pm onwards Address – Instagram @guts_gallery

Anna Solal Courtesy of the artist
Jess Power Courtesy of the artist
Rae Klein Courtesy of the artist

About the curators

Jen O’Farrell is a self-taught curator born in Liverpool, UK. With a focus on outsider art practices, queer and poetical ideologies, Jen shapes her curation around these core values, as well as a desire  to see more art by artists who aren’t afraid to disrupt or experiment.  

Director and Founder of Guts Gallery, Ellie Pennick is one of the youngest gallerists navigating the art world today. As a working-class, queer Northerner with no art background, Pennick’s footing in the art world came through her frustrations at the politics of the arts education system, and lack of opportunities available. 

After receiving a place at a renowned institution in London, but unable to accept her place due to her financial status, Pennick began to question the wider, social austerity within the arts. Pennick launched Guts to generate a fair art-business model “worth far more importance to me than a piece of paper with a Masters grade on it”, and to champion emerging artists, helping artists to demand respect – and ownership – they deserve.



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