ART TALK: Michael Landy Bin it for Britain

In Bin it for Britain artist Michael Landy will discuss his practice in relation to ideas of value, usefulness, productivity and labour.

Michael Landy, Appropriation 2, 1990. Photo: Stuart Whipps

His conceptually and politically charged work varies from epic performances to meticulous drawings and collages and often involves finding new potential for objects with specific personal or cultural connotations. From his early investigation of the rhythms of market stall displays, to his monumental installation Break Down in 2001, in which he systematically destroyed all of his possessions in a former department store, his work explores the everyday ways in which capitalism shapes our lives and identities.

Recent projects and exhibitions include: Breaking News, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany, 2015; Saints Alive, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014; Michael Landy: Four Walls, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2013; Acts of Kindness, Art on the Underground, London, UK; Art World Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, both 2011; and Art Bin, South London Gallery, London, UK, 2010.

30 July, 7–9pm Talk | London Book Your Place:

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