"The concept of what ‘good art’ is and what it defines is often debated. Now, a group of artists have gone one step further, and banded together to showcase their unique, expressive and deliberately ‘bad’ work in the appropriately titled ‘BAD ART.’
The exhibition is designed to go against the grain and oppose what is deemed as ‘traditional’ art. Featuring a mixture of specially curated and uniquely created paintings, videos and sculptures, by names both emerging and established it asks; “In a world where a blank canvas can sell for $15 million, who decides whether artwork is a genius or as disaster?”
One of the pieces, by Brighton Artist Kiya Major is a drawing of Kate Moss stepping out of a car in a revealing outfit, reminiscent of one of her many paparazzi pictures. What stands out about this in particular is not only the innocent element in which it is drawn but also, that such a simple image is an accurate representation of today’s news and our celebrity obsessed culture.
As the art world becomes ever more isolated from ‘mainstream’ society, as those behind BAD ART suggest, the best way to unite high art fans and regular exhibition goers may well be through a mutual contempt of art that strives not be not very good at all."
See the article HERE.
Bad Art Goes For Round Two…
Following the undeniable success of the first Bad Art exhibit, Stour Space has signed up for a second run. Bad Art 2 is running from the 2nd of July at Stour Space in Hackney Wick.
The second exhibition has been curated by Anna Choutova, the acclaimed mind behind the first show. For the first show Anna called for rebellious artists far and wide to get in touch to challenge the nature of art along side her. The exhibition is set to be much like the first, with work from established fine artists and budding new talent. It will be featuring meticulously curated paintings, videos and sculptures.
While that combination of mediums may sound familiar to a regular gallery attendee, Bad Art 2 promises to challenge the nature of mass manufactured goods, advertising, and a desire for consumption. As well as pushing the boundaries of ‘good art’ while they’re at it, of course.
Read the article HERE.