Double Act: Art and Comedy
The joke has a healthy disrespect for structures and categories. When allied with art it can become a very unruly and volatile impulse. This well-illustrated book, provides a lively, original and humorous discussion of comic artworks by both established and emerging artists, including Paul McCarthy, Pilvi Takala, BANK, Keith Coventry, David Sherry, Olav Westphalen, Jonathan Monk, Michael Smith, John Smith, Adrian Paci, Thomas Geiger, Erica Eyres, Sarah Lucas, Jo Spence, Gemma Marmalade, Richard Wentworth, Julian Rosefeldt, Peter Finnemore, Peter Land, Mel Brimfield, Common Culture, Maurice Doherty, Erwin Wurm, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Bill Woodrow, Richard Hughes, Bas Jan Ader, Kara Hearn, Joachim Schmid, Alex Bag and Cory Arcangel.
The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Region of Murcia in Dialogue with North Africa.
Artists' fascination with pop culture and commodity aesthetics has led to the development of some of the most significant and popular art of the last fifty years. Yet while much of this art has concerned itself with the celebration of commodities as objects of desire, relatively little attention has been given to the human cost underpinning such cultures of excess. Variable Capital counters this trend and examines the way in which contemporary artists have critically responded to the seductive allure of globalised commodity consumption. Taking its title from a term Karl Marx used to explain how value is produced in a commodity, the book charts the strategies artists have employed to redirect attention toward the apparently invisible processes of exploitation and alienation underlying production.
Liverpool University Press
58th Venice Biennale
David Campbell and Mark Durdenhttp://www.journalofvisualculture.org/blog/david-campbel-and-mark-durden-review-the-58th-venice-biennale-2019
Why the Silence Around Class and the Art World Needs to Be Broken
Q&A with Artist Group Common Culture
Double Act: Art and Comedy
Laura RobertsonArt Monthly
Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life
Beth BramichArt Monthly
Theresa GleadoweArt Monthly
Chris ClarkePhotography and Culture
Colin PerryArt Monthly
Dave BeechArt Monthly
Throwing voices: the commodification of culture, from art biennials to celebrity
‘Sit Down’ A dialogue between artists, writers and thinkers on the power of ‘funniness’ within institutional critique and art history.
Central Saint Martins London
Jason Rhodes: The fetishism of Commodities and the Secrets Thereof
The Baltic, Gateshead
On the Use of Commodity in Art as a Form of Social Critique, Politics and Humour
The University of Kent, Canterbury
Toynbee theatre, London. UK
Damaged Goods— In Conversation with Carol Mavor and Michael Bracewell
University of Wales , Newport, Newport School of Art, Media and Design
Common Culture in Conversation with Robert Clarke
The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
East International, Norwich
Strange Bedfellows? Contemporary Art and British Popular Culture