Following a successful first edition last year (covered here), Festival Iminente returned to London invading The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. Curated by Vhils and Underdogs, Festival Iminente returned for a three-day bash of art and music, taking the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London.
A three-day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese and international art and music, Festival Iminente brought the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London.
This year’s festival saw the unveiling of a visual artwork from world renowned DJ, Fatboy Slim. A multimedia collaboration with Vhils, the work combines video and music and was created in a cultural exchange that saw each artist visit each other’s studios in Lisbon and Brighton.
Vhils comments; “I am honoured to collaborate with such a global cultural icon, whose music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Fatboy Slim is a fearless and visionary artist much loved in the Portuguese-speaking world. He played an unannounced DJ set at the sell-out Festival Iminente in Lisbon in September to an ecstatic crowd and I can’t wait to unveil this artwork to a British audience.”
There’s even more for art-lovers, as Underdogs Gallery will open a pop-up shop in the Old Truman Brewery’s iconic Boiler House, presenting a showcase of unique pieces, prints, editions and publications that reflect its work with a roster of cutting-edge international visual artists.
Visual arts feature: Vhils (PT) x Fatboy Slim (UK) collab | berru collective (PT) | D*Face (UK) | Phomer (PT) | PichiAvo (ES) | Robert Panda (PT) | The Empty Belly (PT) | Vhils (PT)
Music artists feature: DJ Kwan (PT), DJ SlimCutz (PT), Smoke DZA (USA), Tiago Bettencourt (PT)
Check out the artist’s interventions during this year’s festival.
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