Auto Italia launches their 2009 program with Yes Way!, an event taking place on 28–29 March. This two-day exhibition presents one of the most exciting independent 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 dedication to the support and nurturing of new and alternative bands, UTR present some of their best homegrown 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.