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Chris Evans: Morning Star Rebranded @The_Showroom Art Opening : Thursday 5th September 2013

Ciara Phillips, installation view of And more, Inverleith House, 2013, photo: Michael Wolchover
The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ www.theshowroom.org

Morning Star Rebranded is a project proposing a re-design of the UK’s only socialist daily newspaper, which will be turned and mutated in the process of coming up with an image of left-wing culture.

The rebranding will be led by artist Chris Evans with anthropologist Massimiliano Mollona, designers Dexter Sinister, and writer Marina Vishmidt. A series of special issues will be produced through performative discussions, editorial meetings, press conferences and public events. The first of two week-long workshops will take place in September 2013 at The Showroom, and an exhibition will be held in spring 2014.

Morning Star Rebranded is The Showroom’s new commission within the How to work together programme (with Chisenhale Gallery and Studio Voltaire).


About The Artist
Chris Evans (b.1967) is a London-based artist whose work often evolves through conversation with people selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role. Sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts and unwieldy social situations – created as a result of this – are indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist and patron, genius and muse. Evans has exhibited widely in solo and group presentations at numerous international institutions such as Witte de With, Rotterdam (2012); Marres, Maastricht (2010); Mala Galerija, Ljubljana (2010); Taipei Fine Art Museum (2010); ICA, London (2009); Creative Time, New York (2009); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2009); Arnolfini, Bristol (2009); Nottingham Contemporary (2008), Artpace, San Antonio (2007), Destroy Athens, the 1st Athens Biennial (2007), Hayward Gallery, London, touring UK (2005–06).

The Showroom
The Showroom is a space for contemporary art that is focused on a collaborative and process-driven approach to production; be that artwork, exhibitions, discussions, publications, knowledge and relationships. For thirty years, The Showroom has invested in artists to make their first solo show in London, including Jim Lambie, Eva Rothschild, Mona Hatoum, Simon Starling, Claire Barclay, The Otolith Group, Can Altay and Emily Wardill.

How to work together is a shared programme of contemporary art commissioning and research devised by Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire. Together, over three years, the organisations are producing a series of artists’ commissions, exhibitions, events and an online think tank – a growing collection of commissioned research by artists, writers and thinkers in response to the idea ‘how to work together’. They are combining knowledge and resources to discover what can be done together that could not be done alone. How to work together is supported by a capacity building and match-funding grant from Arts Council England through Catalyst Arts, with additional funding in the first year from Bloomberg, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.



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