Jonathan Baldock, Holly Hendry and Yinka Shonibare CBE feature in ‘Disrupting the Canon’

Open to the public 16 May 2021
The Arts Club, Mayfair, London
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Overview

Presented by The Arts Club and Wedel Art, ‘Disrupting the Canon’ brings together ground-breaking contemporary works that challenge conceptions of ‘high art’. Reclaiming visual languages that have typically been associated with craft, domestic, vernacular, 'ethnic' and ‘feminine’ work, the show features works by Ghada Amer, Jonathan Baldock, Sanford Biggers, Alison Britton, Alexandre da Cunha, Holly Hendry, Lakwena Maciver, Dindga McCannon, Ulrike Müller, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Moffat Takadiwa amongst others. Through the intentional engagement with concepts of ‘low art’, these artists pointedly subvert traditional narratives and address broader contemporary issues relating to identity politics. Highlights include Yinka Shonibare CBE's patchwork, appliqué textile works, ‘18th Century Man’ and ‘Creatures of the Mappa-Mundi – Griffin’. The exhibition is curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes of Wedel Art, with special thanks given to the participating artists and galleries; Ghada Amer and Goodman Gallery London; Jonathan Baldock, Holly Hendry, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Sanford Biggers and Massimo De...

Presented by The Arts Club and Wedel Art, ‘Disrupting the Canon’ brings together ground-breaking contemporary works that challenge conceptions of ‘high art’. Reclaiming visual languages that have typically been associated with craft, domestic, vernacular, 'ethnic' and ‘feminine’ work, the show features works by Ghada Amer, Jonathan Baldock, Sanford Biggers, Alison Britton, Alexandre da Cunha, Holly Hendry, Lakwena Maciver, Dindga McCannon, Ulrike Müller, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Moffat Takadiwa amongst others. Through the intentional engagement with concepts of ‘low art’, these artists pointedly subvert traditional narratives and address broader contemporary issues relating to identity politics.

Highlights include Yinka Shonibare CBE's patchwork, appliqué textile works, ‘18th Century Man’ and ‘Creatures of the Mappa-Mundi – Griffin’. The exhibition is curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes of Wedel Art, with special thanks given to the participating artists and galleries; Ghada Amer and Goodman Gallery London; Jonathan Baldock, Holly Hendry, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Sanford Biggers and Massimo De Carlo, London; Alison Britton and Corvi-Mora Gallery, Alexandre da Cunha and Thomas Dane London; Lakwena Maciver and Vigo Gallery, Dindga McCannon and Fridman Gallery LLC, Ulrike Müller and Rodeo Gallery London; Moffat Takadiwa and Nicodim Los Angeles.

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