The 33rd in a series of 38 videos exploring the British independent art scene.

For this video we travelled via a short visit to Canvey Island to Southend-on-Sea to interview CoExist and stay around for their first exhibition since taking over their building.

Coexist are committed to showcasing dynamic, and exciting artists who are willing to test the boundaries of their practices and show ambitious work.

One of the core aims of CoExist is to provide critically engaged exposure for lesser-known artists. They actively encourage the artists they work with to lift the corners of their practices and expose new and challenging ways forward. A soft spot for site-specific work is heightened by the temporary nature of the building they inhabit and they allow artists to indulge in this.

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