‘Duh? Art & Stupidity’

10 November 2015 – 26 March 2016

Focal Point Gallery

http://www.fpg.org.uk/exhibitions/current/

Duh? Art & Stupidity’ is a group exhibition featuring existing and previously unseen works by around thirty artists, including Tariq Alvi, BANK, Bonnie Camplin, Judith Hopf, Larry Johnson, Erik van Lieshout, Lily van der Stokker, Annika Ström and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition looks at stupidity as a subject and a tactic of art making, with a particular focus on its relationship to the politics and performance of identity. High culture is meant to keep its audience from being stupid, but artists have repeatedly drawn upon stupidity, or playing stupid, as a form of dissidence, irreverence or as a means to cast off received thinking.

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