Simon Roberts “The Brexshit Machine”
[Image: © Simon Roberts, 2020. The Brexshit Machine. LED sign, 40 x 8 x 1.6 inches.]
With days before the official separation of the UK from the EU, there is no more timely occasion to present Simon Roberts’”Brexshit Machine” in the confined space of The Container. Radiating monotonous“Brexit terms” in green LED letters, all bearing the prefix Brex-, as became ubiquitous in the UK since the decision to separate in 2016, to share the anxieties surrounding this moment of change. The work was initially created to mark 31 January 2020, the day that the UK’s membership of the European Union ended and the start of the“transition period,” and is reinstalled again, at The Container, symbolically at the end of this transition, still with many“brexieties.” The installation doesn’t only paint a portrait of a country during an identity crisis, but also of the discourse surrounding this moment of change.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the UK-based project“Complex States: Art in the Years of Brexit” which examines works by more than thirty artists, in various venues worldwide, as a window on contemporary artist responses to Brexit.
from December 23, 2020 to March 07, 2021
http://the-container.com/ (Japanese) (venue's website)
From 11:00 To 21:00
saturdays opening at 10:00, sundays opening at 10:00, holidays opening at 10:00, saturdays closing at 20:00, sundays closing at 20:00, holidays closing at 20:00
Closed on Tuesdays