January 9, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Twenty Artists Who Are Not Afraid To Look Stupid
For Ridiculous!, writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent presents an exhibition and performance programme of some twenty artists who are not afraid to look stupid. ‘The True Artist’, runs the statement famously caught in neon by Bruce Nauman in 1967, ‘Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths’. In the same spirit, the true artist is prepared to present the ridiculous, to work in an apparently ridiculous way, or to appear ridiculous themselves. They will run the risk that we’ll be laughing at them as much as with them, in order to get at surprising perspectives. Better to fall flat on your face than to play it safe.