Next week will see the close of a major exhibition, Double Act: Art and Comedy, exploring ‘how comedy is important in shaping meaning, and how it can help us negotiate the complexities of everyday life.’ Currently showing at The MAC, Belfast (now until 31 July 2016), an associated exhibition was held at Bluecoat, Liverpool (8 April – 19 June 2016) – with each venue showing a different line up of artists.
Don’t despair if you have missed either show, or if you don’t get chance to catch it before it closes as the accompanying book has just become available to purchase on our website.
Especially designed by Lawn Creative in Liverpool, the title ‘provides a lively, original and humorous discussion of comic artworks by both established and emerging artists’.
Here curators of the show, David Campbell and Mark Durden, otherwise known as part of the artists’ group, Common Culture (whose work also features in the exhibition) further explore their own work on the ‘comedic impulse within British culture’.
If you want to find out more on this interesting topic, then buy this book!
Photo-credit: Erica Eyres, Clay Sausages, 2014 – Double Act: Art and Comedy