The Art of Politics is just that: an exhibition that brings together a special collection of artists whose works reference to the varying aspects of global politics that affect our lives and the world today. You could argue that this is the best political coalition the Great British public is likely to see this year.
Featuring all new work from artists including Ben Eine, the French Godfather of stencil art Blek le Rat, Nick Walker, KennardPhillipps, Pablo P. Casio Carrie Reichardt, War Boutique, Jacky Tsai, Hugo Farmer and Darren Coffield, as well as Banksy, the Art of Politics sees each artist comment on global politics using their own particular medium.
As a tidal wave of indifference threatens to engulf the nation ahead of the General Election on May 7th, London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery attempts to put the art into party politics with The Art of Politics – new works from some of the UK’s most controversial and best loved artists.
Featuring artists including David Cameron’s favourite street artist™ Ben Eine, the French Godfather of stencil art Blek le Rat and the Bristol Vandal Nick Walker, The Art of Politics sees each artist comment on global politics using their own particular medium.
Front and centre in the exhibition is Walker’s 3D piece Vandal v Parliament; which depicts the artists tipping a can of paint over the Palace of Westminster. Walker comments: “The best that can be said about the House of Commons is that it’s a nice photo opportunity.”
Other artists included on the Lawrence Alkin ballot paper include influential political artist Peter Kennard, art insurgent Darren Coffield, agent provocateur War Boutique, Chinese pop artist Jacky Tsai plus fresh from her showing at the V&A, ‘Renegade Potter’ Carrie Reichardt. The Art of Politics also showcases the London debut of anarchist, artist, playwright, stage-diver and purveyor of small electrical goods, Pablo P Casio.
Exhibition Opening Hours:
1st May – 23rd May
Monday to Saturday 11am –7pm
or by appointment