The Art of Protest

British artist, musician and anarchist, James Cauty has distinguished himself as a radical voice of dissent, producing work that draws on and subverts contemporary culture, across a career that has been spent breaking the rules. Co-founder of The KLF with his partner Bill Drummond, the duo continued their partnership with the K Foundation, together creating a number of daring art ‘actions’, including in 1994 their most famous feat of burning 1 million pounds.

Gavin Grindon is Visiting Research Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and lecturer in contemporary art and curating at Essex University. He co-curated the exhibition Disobedient Objects (V&A, 2014-15), Gavin co-authored A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible, first distributed in 2010 in occupied art schools across London during protests against cuts and fee rises. He is currently writing a history of activist-art and has published in Art History, the Oxford Art Journal, Third Text, Radical Philosophy and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.

The ‘Smiley Riot Shield’ series are created from prototype ex-police shields which have been manufactured for use in riot policing, complete with battle scars, marks and stains from their former use. The SRS 88 shields are hand painted in the studio, signed and numbered by the artist and are only available from Paul Stolper Gallery.

Duration 30 October 2014 - 30 October 2014
Times 7pm
Cost Free but booking essential, first come first serve
Venue The Hospital Club
Address 24 Endell St. London WC2H 9HQ, ,
Contact +44(0)20 7580 7001 / /

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