After local shows of local work in all six cities, we brought all the work together for a global tour
Stop 1: London
As part of the UK's oldest visual arts festival, The Mixup was hosted at Lumberjack Coffee in Camberwell in June 2016.
Stop 2: Istanbul
In August 2016 The Mixup came to Istanbul, hosted by Seyhan Musaoglu - where it was Cornucopia magazine's pick of the week.
Stop 3: Cape Town
The Woodstock Foundry
Rocking Atang Tshikare's studio alongside Cape Town Art Fair in February 2017.
Stop 4: Los Angeles
Third Space, 841 w Washington blvd, Downtown
October/November 2017 with a Sunday afternoon collaborative workshop as part of the opening on October 15th.
The 41 artists
We were incredibly lucky to have an amazing mix of artists - from internationally established names to fresh emerging talent. For more about the individual artists and links to their solo work, visit the city pages.
The Mixup follows on from The Airmail Project, where 16 artists from 16 countries collaborated by post. The Airmail work travelled a total of 264,000 miles - and we had exhibitions in LA, Beirut, London and Istanbul. When the project finished in 2014, relationships had been formed and conversations started about what would come next.
The catalyst for both projects is serial collaborator and global host Richard Watkins, but the idea for The Mixup came together in many conversations - notably with Lara Salmon, Andile Dyalvane, Rosie Cooper, Seyhan Musaoglu, Saba Sadr, and Federico Fernández Gärtner - all of whom had been involved in The Airmail Project. Like all collaborations, the project plan didn't stay static - and ideas developed and evolved with key contributions from city hosts MP Knowlton, Atang Tshikare, and Nkuthazo Alexis Dyalvane. A special shout to Robert Ekblom who very nearly had Stokholm as our seventh city.
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