London Art Review

Abort the Inconvenient

Gallery takeover @ the International Body of Art

Abort the Inconvenient, Made by DYSPLA, 2024

‘Abort the Inconvenient’ premiered in May 2024 as part of the International Body of Art, (IBA) Gallery Takeover. The exhibition addressed the concept of inconvenient humans and tackles taboos about those deemed ‘unnecessary’ within our western society.

The new pop-up exhibition came about after DYSPLA, a London based neurodivergent art collective, won an Open Call. This was with IBA, a new organisation that aims to revolutionise the art world by making it more accessible for emerging talents.

IBA were looking for artists to curate a 6 day pop-up exhibition in South London as part of their gallery take-over pilot scheme. They were specifically looking for finished artwork and DYSPLA was selected based on their prolific iconography, robust portfolio of high end digital photography and their poetic video art.

The solo staging of early career artists recent and mostly unseen collection, is quite rare and exactly the kind of access to gallery spaces that new artists desperately need and the kind of mission that IBA is founded on.

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Lennie Varvarides
The Museum of the Neurodivergent Aesthetic — MONDA

London-based dyslexic creative working in development. Founder of DYSPLA, founding editor @ The Museum of the Neurodivergent-Aesthetic.