The annual Somerset House Studio’s building takeover, AGM will take place in a digital format this year.
On Thursday the AGM exhibition will be available to stream for free, celebrating four years of the expanding artistic community within Somerset House Studios. AGM 2020 premieres five newly commissioned works, selected by Studio’s alumni Beatrice Dillon, Jesse Darling, Klein and Larry Achiampong. Alumni were asked to propose the artists they were most excited by right now.
Among the exhibiting artists, Rotherham-based artist Rian Treanor will showcase a new collaborative sound piece. DeForrest Brown, Jr. will stream a new and exclusive AV work live from his home city New York. The piece further explores themes from his recent album ‘Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry’ and responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Other artists include visual storytellers, poets and filmakers, Josiane M.H Pozi, Tyreis Holder and Aida Amoako. Outside of the main exhibition, Glaswegian DJ Sarra Wild is billed to play a set of experimental and unapologetic sounds.
This year’s edition of AGM places importance on generosity and collaboration in a time of physical separation, highlighting the power of collaboration in both bringing people together and providing elevated platforms for creativity.
Further info and registration for AGM 2020 can be found here.