A South London Gallery Offsite Project.
Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, 2013
Initiated by the Art Assassins, the South London Gallery’s young people’s forum, Culture Shop: January Sale was an offsite live art event and exhibition situated in an empty shop unit in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. Breaking away from the usual commercially driven notion of January sales, Culture Shop; January Sale was a free and open exchange of creative ideas, experiences and young people’s perceptions of culture.
The Art Assassins’ animated programme of activity presented a broad variety of responses to the idea that ‘culture makes you who you are’ through scientific experiments, wrestling-inspired demonstrations, live music and pieces that consider the phenomenon of YouTube and gaming addiction.