Jeremy Deller, a former Turner Prize winner, is an immensely influential character in the contemporary art scene. From 22 February 2012 until 13 May 2012, ’Jeremy Deller: Joy in People exhibition’ at the Hayward gallery will feature paintings, sculpture, photographs, installations, banners, posters and videos of the artist, to portray the breadth of his career so far.
In 2004 Jeremy Deller won the Turner Prize for his film ‘The Battle of Orgreave’, which composed a striking re-enactment of the mining strike of 1984-5.
Another particularly poignant work of Deller’s, whose use of socially engaging practises have been paramount in crafting him as one of the most influential artists of the modern era, was a commission titled ‘It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq’.
The three part project was designed by Deller to encourage the public to discuss the circumstances in Iraq. Heartrending objects that symbolised the events in Iraq were displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2009, such as the remnants of a car that was destroyed by a bomb in Baghdad in 2007.
The Jeremy Deller: Joy in People exhibition at the Hayward Gallery is the first major survey of the artist’s work. The Hayward Gallery focuses primarily on contemporary British art, but also houses occasional exhibitions by international artists.
Located in the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery was opened in 1968, and has never housed any permanent exhibitions, instead focusing on three or four major temporary modern exhibitions a year.
Alongside the Jeremy Deller: Joy in People exhibition, the Hayward Gallery will also be exhibiting the David Shrigley: Brain Activity exhibition, which runs from February 1 – May 20 2012.
For more information on the forthcoming exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, visit the Southbank Centre website at southbankcentre.co.uk.
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