Just Stop Oil (JSO) protesters have changed course to present their own art show, You May Find Yourself…, taking over an art gallery in Piccadilly Circus from 1 June for an expected run of two weeks. The exhibition title is taken from a lyric in the song Once in a Lifetime from the 1980 album Remain in the Light, addressing a sense of dysphoria and apathy around wealth and commercialism in the Western world, with the refrain “same as it ever was” reminding viewers how little has changed in more than 40 years.
London-based Anna Holland will be in attendance, one of the activists who participated in the viral incident which saw Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in soup.
The Koppel X art gallery at 48 Regent Street will also serve as JSO’s office, and is the Koppel Project’s tenth location in London. Included in the group show are works by Ron Arad, Gavin Turk, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Andrei Molodkin and Jamie Reid. Collaborative organisations include The Auction Collective, the Vivienne Foundation, and FILET space, The Auction Collective, and the Vivienne Foundation.
Admission is free in tandem with a digital art auction “containing hundreds of pieces” over the remaining two weeks.