Video Work Exhibited in 'A Horse Walks into a Bar…' Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, (18 June - 8 August 2010), co-curated by Castlefield Gallery staff and Jane Anderson.

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2010) Video Work Exhibited in 'A Horse Walks into a Bar…' Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, (18 June - 8 August 2010), co-curated by Castlefield Gallery staff and Jane Anderson. [Show/Exhibition]

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Video Work from Billingham's series 'Zoo' was exhibited in 'A Horse Walks into a Bar...' Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, (18 June - 8 August 2010) Artists work in the exhibition playfully examined the parameters of human and animal characteristics and questioned the evolution of the human race. Artists media included video, painting, photography, sculpture and performance, Some of the work blurred the boundaries between nostalgia and abhorrence, referencing the use of animals in the entertainment industry, whilst other work referenced animals in heraldic, mythological stories. Conventions in visual art practice were also deliberated, highlighting the inter-dependence of living beings in a contemporary world, these range from the allegorical use of animals in traditional regal portraiture to other works that alter our perception of sculpture by fusing animal imagery with mass produced objects. The exhibition could be seen as reflective of our increasingly uneasy relationship with the natural world that is tainted with confusion, contradiction and confrontation and oscillates between the playful, sinister, surreal and controversial. Besides Billingham, the exhibition included work by Corey Arnold, Andrew Bracey, Lorraine Burrell, Maddi Nicholson, Dan Staincliffe, Chiz Turnross, UHC and Mark Wallinger.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 13:52
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7462

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