Two For Joy (Fundraiser)

24 Nov-14 Dec 2023
PV 23 Nov 2023, 6-8pm

San Mei Gallery
London SW9 7TB


San Mei Gallery is pleased to present our fourth annual winter fundraiser exhibition, featuring a variety of artworks, prints, and objects by more than 50 emerging and mid-career artists. All artworks are available for sale at affordable prices and can be purchased online and in person, ready for collection in time for the winter holidays.

Money raised through this fundraiser directly supports San Mei Gallery’s 2024 exhibitions programme as well as the participating artists themselves. As a non-profit organisation, San Mei Gallery provides a vital platform for emerging artists and other creative practitioners at a crucial stage in their careers, offering them the opportunity to experiment and test new ideas.

The theme of this year’s fundraiser turns to joy, happiness and pleasure as artistic modes of possibility in need of reclamation. The works featured in this exhibition look to art that exceeds mere utility, indulging our impulses and extending our capacities for feeling, sensuality, and desire. Joy has at least as many meanings as there are people, from simple pleasures to the transgression of jouissance and the radical alegropolitics of collective joy. To attend to moments of happiness and pleasure, is to realise what takes us outside of ourselves, to engage in the abundant materiality of the world around us.