TAKE! EAT! Guerilla Exhibition on the Doorstep of Frieze

TAKE! EAT! Guerilla Exhibition on the Doorstep of Frieze

of London’s most dynamic female artists have been
brought together to exhibit a spectacle of painting, video,
sculpture and live performance in one of the most notable guerrilla
exhibitions of the year.

TAKE! EAT! was founded by artists and curators Diana Chire and
MC Llamas, who wanted to offer a platform to both established names
such as Boo Saville, and rising stars like Evangeline Ling that was
free of the gallery system’s regulations. The show will adress
gender, sexuality and social inequalities and act as a creative
emancipation on the doorstep of the upcoming Frieze Art Fair. It
will be hosted in the St Marylebone Parish Church from 14 until 16

Chire and Llamas hope that their exhibition will make gender
disparity an important conversation in the art world; that they may
highlight the fact that since 2007 only 25 per cent of Tate Modern
solo exhibitions have been granted to women, or that out of the 65
most expensive art works sold at auction, not a single work was
made by a woman.

“While figures like Tracey Emin might defy these statistics, we
shouldn’t kid ourselves into thinking that women are being given an
equal shot at success,” Chire says.

TAKE! EAT! will exhibit Scarlett Carlos Clarke, the daughter of
the late photographer Bob Carlos Clarke and youngest ever artist to
be exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, Michal Cole, winner
of the “My Art Space” Scope Miami competition and Mia Faithfull,
who was recently named one of Saatchi’s New Sensations, along with
14 other artists.

Tuesday evening’s launch will feature a live painting
performance by Pauline Amos, as well as Black Cow Vodka and
cocktails by the Groucho Club.

TAKE! EAT! Exhibition is at St Marylebone
Parish Church
14 to 16 October. Words by Harriet