Bare Bones at The Dazed Gallery

The creators of London's most exciting new art quarterly prepare to tear a strip out of it at The Dazed Gallery

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For its final show, The Dazed Gallery is handing over the reigns to BARE BONES – a genuinely exciting new art quarterly helmed by artist, illustrator and agent provocateur Harry Malt, and various members of the groundbreaking Le Gun collective. “This is a modern day Jack London loitering about in the rough heat of the self-promotional art ego wasteland,” assert the credit-crunch defying artists in their red top-baiting manifesto. “Dismiss it at your peril!” Presented in newspaper format and featuring diverse work by the likes of involved Chris Bianchi, Steph von Reiswitz and Alex Wright, BARE BONES promises to be one of the most irreverent, subversive and politically skewed zines available. We figured we should let them take over the walls of the gallery to help them stick it to The Man and kickstart the whole shebang. Read their full manifesto below and a Q&A with Harry Malt in the July issue…

BARE BONES

Providing bespoke written/ranted/drawn/cut/carved/copied work.
Profile, interview and portrait of a featured artist.
Curated, funded and distributed quarterly by it’s contributors.
We are not in this for the greater good, this is a coin-op co-op.
There are no flies on us.

Barely another bright-eyed example of the present trend for non-electronic human communication, this is a modern day Jack London loitering about in the rough heat of the self-promotional art ego wasteland. The scaffold on which were are hung, temporarily it supports us but will inevitably crumble like old bones and end up a pile of spidery dust.

Grab this bullshit by the horns and hop onto our tabloid eye junket. Consider this timely opportunity for you to loaf and invite inspiration straight into your hands.

Dismiss it at your peril, remain your own worst enemy, snatch up a London-Metro-Lite-Paper and shuffle on. By answering only to ourselves and supporting each other we are our own best friends and future.
Put Bare Bones in your pipe and smoke it.

Go to quarterlybarebones.blogspot.com to find out more about the project

Bare Bones is at the Dazed Gallery from May 28 to June 21. For more information contact johnpaul@dazedgroup.com


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