VHILS curates the Iminente festival in London

Posted on July 11, 2017

This Summer, a European cultural invasion hits the heart of Brexit Britain as the very first UK edition of Festival Iminente opens at London’s Old Truman Brewery. A two-day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese art and music, Festival Iminente brings the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London, following its successful debut in the Oeiras region of Lisbon in September 2016. 

With an impressive artist line up including the likes of Ben Eine(UK), AKACORLEONE (POR), André da Loba (POR), Bordalo IIl(POR), Conor Harrington (IRL),Draw & Contra (POR),Halfstudio (POR), ±MAISMENOS± (POR), Mar (POR), pixelpancho (IT), Sick Boy (UK), THE CAVER (POR), WASTED RITA (POR). 

Curated by Portuguese artist Vhils and Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery, Festival Iminente not only offers Brits mourning Brexit a chance to immerse themselves in the most innovative new music and art from Portugal but also enlists some of Europe’s most creatively exciting artists to invade the capital with their best work. The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London will overflow with art from a line-up of Europe’s hottest visual artists, creating immersive and in some cases, political pieces tackling the state of Europe and the current human condition. Enter through European Border Control, policed by Portuguese interventionist artist Mais Menos and prepare to party in an alternative European Union of art, music and creativity.

Summing up the project, Vhils comments: “Festival Iminente is a celebration of a genre of art and music that is capable breaking down walls, barriers and borders and bringing together people from different cultures who share a love for art, ideas, and the will to continue the concept of a real European community. This festival embodies the spirit of creativity, resistance and cooperation that this alternative European community represents in the face of Brexit and the growing tide of intolerance and sectarianism sweeping over Europe.”