Group Exhibition
23 September–2 October 2022

David Shrigley features in 'A Perfect Day'

NDSM Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group exhibition 'A Perfect Day' brings together 56 international artists and over 500 drawings with text that reflects the poetic, absurd, frustrating, and glorious in daily life, accompanied by drawing sessions and a programme of live events. 

The presentation includes 'Life Model II', 2016 by David Shrigley, a lighthearted sculpture of a naked female model standing at nearly three metres high. Her features are comically disproportioned with extremely long legs, small feet and huge wide eyes that occasionally blink. All visitors are invited to sketch her, and the resulting drawings are displayed on the surrounding walls and become part of the installation. Through this participatory project, Shrigley questions the cult of artistic genius, plays with power and gender dynamics, and reveals the inevitable breakdown in representation between imitation and imagination.

 

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