BAD ART BERLIN RESIDENCY JULY 2018
BAD ART FESTIVAL
2ND JUNE 2018 BONES & PEARL STUDIOS
BAD ART VI: DO IT YOURSELF
MORE INFO COMING SOON
BAD ART V: TOUCH ME BABY!
BAD ART IV: LET THEM EAT FAKE!
11th - 16th August 2017
Bones & Pearl Studios, Seven Sisters
BAD ART is back with its fourth installation – LET THEM EAT FAKE!
" I was once invited to a restaurant where you sit in the darkness and can’t see your meal. I didn’t go, I didn’t see the point. Yet saying this, I will sit and watch Masterchef for worryingly long periods of time. I buy cookbooks even though I never cook, there even exists a website called Foodporn. So this begs the question, how much can we enjoy food without actually eating it? Evidently quiet a lot. "
Anna Choutova, Founder
Through exhibiting a banquet of inedible food, 'Let Them Eat Fake' represented our desire to over-indulge coupled with the pressure to restrict and abstain. The lowest calorie dinner you ever attend!
The exhibition was be held at Bones & Pearl Studios, a dynamic and unique venue that compliments the selection of works by established and emerging artists.
BAD ART III: TOUCH ME BABY!
19th November 2016
Bones & Pearl Studios, Seven Sisters
Bad Art returns with its third installation – Touch Me Baby! For one night only, guests will be invited to freely interact with all artwork on show, without fear of alarms or getting told off for standing too close. By allowing physical interaction, Touch Me Baby hopes to integrate the art and public in a far more intimate way, dissolving any feelings of alienation or intimidation previously separating the two.
The show will also reverse the role of the artist and viewer, as each artwork will evolve into new, unforeseen forms throughout the evening, dictated by the hand of the public.
"If you see the barriers and alarms that separate you from the artwork at museums as a personal affront, this exhibit is for you. Get all up close and personal with artwork at this interactive exhibit, featuring pieces by both emerging and well-known artists (no names announced yet though). Not only is touching allowed, but it's encouraged, aiming to create a more personal and intimate experience between the audience and the art. "
BAD ART II: 2 BAD
2nd – 11th July 2016
Stour Space, Hackney Wick
Following the huge success of BAD ART, Stour Space and Anna Choutova bring you… BAD ART 2 : 2 Bad. What is bad art? Can art even be bad? I don’t know.
The launch of Bad Art featured a vagina-faced Mona Lisa, crude drawings of Simon Cowell, photographs of worms, a painting of a falafel sign and a youtube tutorial of how to look your sexiest for a funeral… just to name a few.
Bad Art 2 will showcase and hero work that challenges the seriousness of contemporary art. Proudly hang up that weird drawing of your cat, dirty up the gallery’s pristine white walls with paintings of toilets and vibrators.
BAD ART 1
13th – 15th May, 2016
What separates the scribblings of a 5-year-old child from a masterpiece by Cy Twombly or Jackson Pollock? In a world where a blank canvas can sell for $15million, who decides whether artwork is genius or a disaster?
A group of artists have come together to showcase works that discuss this very question. BAD ART is a celebration of all things deemed unsuitable in the world of high art but also to your average viewer. The exhibition aims to question why certain art is ‘bad’ while other art hangs gloriously in the National Gallery, or why one person’s pretty seascape is to another the epitome of kitsch.
The show will feature a curated selection of works from established and emerging artists. With a mixture of painting, drawing, video and sculpture, these artists aim to challenge traditional expectations of subject, technique or seriousness in contemporary art.