David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”

Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito

poster for David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”
[image: David Shrigley “The Artist” (2012) Animation 2 min. 24 sec. Courtesy: Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London]

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Art Tower Mito is holding Japan’s first large-scale solo exhibition of the work of acclaimed British artist David Shrigley, known for his darkly humorous take on everyday situations. David Shrigley works in a wide range of media, including drawing, animation, sculpture and photography. He moves easily between the worlds of high art and popular culture, collaborating with high-profile musicians and fashion brands, whilst also producing political cartoons and public artworks.
The provocative title of the exhibition, “Lose Your Mind,” can be seen as an expression of a unique sense of humour that is present through the entire oeuvre of Shrigley. For the first time in Japan, the exhibition, presented in partnership with the British Council, comprehensively introduces the diverse activities of the artist, presenting an immensity of his drawings, darkly humorous animations, surreal sculptures and conceptual works that gently undermine the seriousness of art. Additionally, a balloon replica of his public artwork Really Good, which has been gaining attention since it was unveiled at Trafalgar Square in London in autumn 2016, will have its world premiere at the exhibition. Enjoy the world of David Shrigley, illuminated by dark humour, which, one may say, is unique to British culture.

[Related Event]
1. Artist Talk
Date and Time: 14th Oct (Sat), 2017 14:00-15:00
Guest: David Shrigley
Venue: Workshop room, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Capacity: 70 (reservation unnecessary, first-come-first-served basis) *Numbered tickets are distributed from 11:00 in front of the venue.
*Fee is included in the admission for the exhibition.

2. Session! - Gallery Tour with the visually impaired
Dates: 9th Dec (Sat) 2017, 13th Jan (Sat) 2018
Time: 15:00-17:00
Capacity: 5(reservation required, first-come-first-served basis)
Fee: ¥1000(including the admission of the exhibition)
*Only in Japanese.

3. Weekend Gallery Talk
Date: 28th Oct (Sat), 2017, to 21th Jan (Sun), 2018. Every Saturday and Sunday during the period of the exhibition except 19th Nov (Sun), 6th Jan (Sat) and 7th Jan (Sun).
Time: Starts at 14:30 (Gallery talk lasts approximately 40 minutes.)
Venue: Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito
*A gallery talk might be canceled due to circumstances.
*Fee is included in the admission for the exhibition.
*Only in Japanese
*Please see the official website for further details



from October 14, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Closed 27th Dec (Wed) to 3rd Jan (Wed) and on 9th Jan (Tue). Open on 8th Jan (Monday, public holiday).


David Shrigley



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