Neoliberalism is an ideology which has dominated the political spectrum for over 40 years, essentially allowing the ruling governments to step back and hand over essential assets of the economy to private investors. In regard to many liberals and people centre-left, neoliberalism denotes the very opposite of what leftist values represent. Many art movements have attempted to combat this ideology over the years through poking, thinking and asking, in turn learning and understanding about the society in which they find themselves in, whether they agree with it or not.
The latest to shove a middle finger up to what has become neoliberal Britain is a new exhibition, curated by Joe Bobowicz with assistance from Laurie Barron - featuring the work of some incredible contemporary artists, including Mark Leckey - Lines of Flight.
Lines of Flight, which will be on show at Ridley Road Project Space from 17 until 20 December, launches towards the spaces in between, the gaps in our society that make room for opposing ideologies to grow, rise and revolt.
'Behind nook and cranny, unsanctioned uses of time and space thrive, plateau and fizzle out. In a multi-media exhibition, these obscured and fleeting moments of reprieve or ecstasy are mapped and mourned,' notes the press release, encouraging all viewers to linger, ruminate and examine each artwork's hidden meanings once and for all.