22 June 2020

CRXSS PLATFXRM reveal the underground artists shaping the future of live and virtual culture

“THE NEW CULTURE LIST introduces the dopest future-facing creatives making art at the crossroads of multiple subcultures. These artistic communities are rising to the surface, making waves and signalling what comes next.”
Ivan Michael Blackstock, Artistic Director, CRXSS PLATFXRM

This week CRXSS PLATFXRM announces 18 artists selected for the inaugural NEW CULTURE LIST, highlighting the pioneering creative voices leading a new wave of Street Culture in 2020.

Selected by the organisation’s Artistic Director Ivan Michael Blackstock, these artists represent diverse perspectives and reflect an increasingly global and technologically inventive approach to creating art.

From online art installations to satirical and disruptive embroidery and scavenger hunts to uncover secret listening parties; these artists utilise what they have available to them to create. Some work wholly or in part in the online space whilst some embrace analogue techniques and DIY materials and approaches. The talent featured includes UK artists from London, Birmingham and Manchester as well as international talent from China, Norway, Australia, Holland and Russia.

At this turbulent time, as the world battles a major pandemic and faces uncertainty and unrest around global issues from racism to climate change, these artists raw, honest voices challenge the status quo. THE NEW CULTURE LIST offers a series of bold new cultural directions across the art forms, illustrating the importance of creativity and art at times of turmoil and change.

From Tuesday 23 June 2020, Shoreditch Town Hall will be spotlighting 5 of the THE NEW CULTURE LIST’s 18 artists across our social media channels. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to find out more.

Shoreditch Town Hall partnered with Dance Umbrella to present CRXSS PLATFXRM for one electric night in the Assembly Hall in October 2018. Ivan and his company’s next event at STH, THE CULTURE, was meant to take place in July 2020 but has unfortunately been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


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