04 December 2014 – Leading ecofriendly brewers XT have stepped in to provide some New Year cheer at Guerilla Galleries first art exhibition of the year scheduled for 6th to 8th January 2015. The brewers who produce some off-beat beverages are teaming up with daringly different Shoreditch-based gallery on the show entitled FORBIDDEN.
XT who pride themselves on producing limted edition beers using weird brewing techniques have found perfect partners in the guerillas who themselves are self-styled art mavericks.
A gallery spokesperson said: “We’re really happy to be working with XT – Chicken flavoured beer proves they’re thinking outside the box – it doesn’t get any better than that. You’ve just got to love that kind of quirkiness.”
With beers such as Sixtythree (Orange and lemon mingle), AlphaAcid (considered Britain’s bitterest beer) and XT – 99 (Chocolate beer), in addition to Cock Ale (made with real roast chicken and raisins). It is not the first time the Bucks-based brewery and the London gallery have worked together. In 2013 it supplied beverages for previous shows including 100% NUDE which saw the audience invited to participate in Naked.
Curated by Miguel Ivorra and Erica Stanga, the exhibition will feature up to 120 artworks from 25 artists, including live performances, fine art and sculpture. The show at the London Metropolitan University owned Daniel Libeskind Space is expected to attract up to 1,000 visitors over three days.
“FORBIDDEN doesn’t aim to shock,” the gallery said, “our intention is to challenge viewers with thought provoking artworks and installations that may seem controversial.”
The exhibition discusses and dissects what is considered unacceptable and why. Exploring the social themes of where to draw the line can be challenging and the art aims to create numerous talking points, such as taboo, within society. The gallery offers invited artists total autonomy and creative freedom in a move that frequently delivers an extensive mix of work as well as a few surprises.
XT Brewing Company which was founded in 2011. The Bucks-based brewery produces a wide range of craft beers bottled using traditional methods but with the latest equipment.