The worlds of visual art and music will collide when The Dean Collection Bacardi bring their innovative, experiential platform No Commission to London from 8-10 December, 2016. Following sell out shows in Miami and the Bronx, the UK will play host to the iconic rum brand's first event in Europe featuring work from some of the world's most celebrated street and fine artists, live music acts, and DJ's.
No Commission is a contemporary art fair, curated by music producer Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection, to forge a direct link between artists' practices and art patronage. The platform is designed specifically to support both new and established artists.
All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists. The injection of immersive music performances from event collaborator Bacardi, shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique, cultural experience for visitors.
“Our theme for No Commission: London is 'Juxtaposition' and celebrates the journey from street art to fine art. Visitors will experience art and music, street art and fine art, street culture and high culture, a bit of grit, a bit of glamour,” explains Swizz Beatz, music producer and global chief creative of culture for family-owned Bacardi.
“It's great to be in the UK. London in particular has a strong connection with graffiti and contemporary art. But it doesn't stop here. We want to take No Commission around the world!”
The Dean Collection Bacardi presents No Commission: London 8-10 December, 2016 at The Arches in Southwark, London. Tickets are FREE but there is limited availability and visitors must be 18 years of age or older.