JESS FLOOD-PADDOCK: GANGSTA’S PARADISE




Hayward Gallery Project Space

In her first solo exhibition at a major institution, the British artist Jess Flood-Paddock (b.1977) presents a sculptural scenario that explores the historical and cultural specificity of moral behaviour, populist self-help texts, the links between anthropology and infotainment, and the comedy and tragedy of scale – specifically gigantism. Often concerned with the questions of what (and even who) it is acceptable to eat, the show takes its title from the 1995 Coolio song Gangsta’s Paradise. The phrase suggests a post-Utopia period – an Eden for the strong, or those willing to ignore the social contract in favour of naked self-interest.

Duration 04 August 2010 - 19 September 2010
Times Mon-Thur & Sun 10-6. Fridays 10am-10pm
Cost Free
Venue Hayward Gallery
Address Belvedere Rd London SE1 8XX, ,
Contact 0871 663 2509 / / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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