Auto Italia, London, 28 March 2009 — 29 March 2009
a.P.A.t.T, Gay Against You, Beards, Darren Banks, Family Battle Snake, Mark Barker, Roseanne Barrr, Team Brick, Vampire Blues, Chaps, Chops, Cleckhuddersfax, Clunes, Kate Cooper, Olivier Castel, Amanda Dennis, Danielle Dean, Wet Dog, Drum Eyes, Ruth Edwards, Gentle Friendly, Katie Guggenheim, Husbands, Hygiene, Grafitti Island, Justin Jaeckle, Kazimierz Jankowski, Richard John Jones, Trash Kit, A Middle Sex, Mazes, Banjo or Freakout, Corey Orbisons, Hands on Heads, Peepholes, Pens, Please, Plug, Rachel Pimm, Patrick Shier, Proteen Sheikhs, Spin Spin the Dogs, The Sceptres, The shitty Limits, The Sticks, Teeth, Part Wild Hourses Mane on Both Sides and

Auto Italia launches their 2009 program with YES WAY – an event taking place on the 28th/29th March. This two day exhibition presents one of the most exciting music promoters and record label collectives- Upset the Rhythm. As Upset the Rhythm curates the event Auto Italia responds, inviting some of its resident artists to present new artworks that play with this exhibition format. Known for their fierce independent dedication to the support and nurturing of new and alternative bands UTR present some of their best home grown talent with over 30 artists performing.

Yes Way presents a shared curatorial ethos, which extends to both groups of chosen artists who are faced with the task of how to present themselves and their artwork before a wider, shared audience within the space of Auto Italia’s current location. Fusing these differing audiences means that the risk of the artwork to be missed, ignored or otherwise overpower the performers on stage presents a challenge. This exhibition reveals a shared approach to how young practitioners create their own context to forge some type of alternative. Working with this urgency, the potential for the event to fail appears huge, yet the monumental desires for the work to be great is an opportunity not to miss.