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ANDY HOLDEN: The Structure of Feeling (A Ghost Train Ride) “A socially distanced journey through a desolate post-cartoon landscape”
The new solo exhibition by Andy Holden at Block 336 was built in the four weeks leading up to the Covid-19 enforced lock-down in Britain and was never opened to the public. Instead, it remained sealed shut like a cartoon-tomb. Transformed for a new era of cautionary and tentative exhibition viewing, it finally opens on Thursday 17th September for six weeks.
This week’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see include: Elephants, enlightenment, cartoons, an overweight car and a bionic chimp.
Andy Holden has sourced over 400 illustrative clips, the range of references – from cave painting to Futurism to Slavoj Žižek to quantum mechanics – is dizzying, and the analogies he draws out of the material are persuasive and witty.
Over the last century cartoons and their cultural iconography have been used as a means of relaying important messages in art.
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and co. are heading to Somerset House in a cultural celebration of themselves! The world’s most influential comic strip
Internationally acclaimed artists Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller, Robert Gober, Antony Gormley, Roni Horn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Taryn Simon, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread are among the 37 artists who have given works to create a major new fund ARTISTS FOR ARTANGEL.
Suicide vests, robots, eroticism, eggs, hands, Rodin, a shopping centre and surreal landscapes.
Have the willingness to believe in the absurd!? Then, GOSEE: MI!MS (Maximum Irony Maximum Sincerity) @Zabludowicz Collection opening Thursday 26th of September
Featuring works by artist Andy Holden and other collaborative projects with other founding MI!MS artists: John Blamey, Roger Illingworth, James Macdowell and Johnny Parry, “MI!MS is about the willingness to be lied to and the will to believe! It’s about the intense sadness of our unrealistic dreams, and the intense joy of our desire for them.”
Andy Holden and David Raymond Conroy have adapted for the stage a selection of pieces from Wallace’s collection of short stories.