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Director’s Talk: David Shrigley and Jeremy Deller at the Hayward Gallery

Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave, 2001. Commissioned and produced by Artangel. Image courtesy the artist.  Photo: Martin Jenkinson
Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave, 2001. Commissioned and produced by Artangel. Image courtesy the artist. Photo: Martin Jenkinson

9 March 2012

18.30—20.00

All Members, Director's Talk

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

FREE

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his humourous drawings that make witty and wry observations on everyday life.  Trained as a fine artist, his deliberately crude graphic style gives his work an immediate and accessible appeal, while simultaneously offering insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships. This exhibition, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice. This extends far beyond drawing to include photography, books, sculpture, animation, painting and music. Spanning the upper galleries of the Hayward Gallery, the show will also include new artwork and site specific installations.

A hugely influential artist for much of the past two decades, Turner Prize- winner Jeremy Deller has helped to rewrite the rules of contemporary art in many respects. This mid-career survey – the first in the artist’s career – provides a fresh overview of his multi-faceted work. The exhibition incorporates almost all of his major works to date including installations, photographs, videos, posters, banners, performance works and sound pieces.

 

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