Better shave those beards off lads, and get a sensible haircut while you’re at the bespoke barber.
From the Hackney Post
LD50 GALLERY AND THE RISE OF FAR-RIGHT ART
“Dalston’s LD50 Gallery has now closed, following pressure from anti-fascist protesters. On Saturday 25th February, hundreds of people marched outside the gallery on Tottenham Road, with the campaign group Shutdown LD50 alleging that the venue had been “function[ing] as an organising space for racists and as a media platform to infiltrate the London art world.” The protest came in response to a conference hosted by the gallery featuring speakers such as the anti-feminist journalist Iben Thranholm, ‘neo-reactionary’ philosopher Nick Land, and anti-immigration activist Peter Brimelow.
In recent months, seemingly inspired by the American presidential election, the gallery has been pushing more nakedly political ‘art’. A cardboard cut-out of Donald Trump was on display in a window around the time of the vote in November, and the gallery’s social media accounts have been putting out increasingly extreme material, including ‘Pepe’ memes and photographs of mass-murderers Anders Behring Breivik and James Eagan Holmes.
Also featured are digital artworks depicting medieval knights and space travel – all hallmarks of the aesthetic of the so-called ‘alt-right’. Although often left unlabelled, these images push a clear ideology – one centred on the supposed ethnic and cultural supremacy of the ‘civilised’ white man. It’s hardly surprising that diverse inner London’s has bristled at this.”