Roman Road is thrilled to host Chicken Show, a group exhibition featuring artists Tom Esam, Josh Whitaker and Thomas Mailaender. Curated by Marisa Bellani and Tom Esam, the display is three-parted. Showcased on the outside wall of the gallery are the Chicken Signs (2013-2014); several hanging lightbox sculptures by Tom Esam and Josh Whitaker. The internal space stages Chicken Museum (2014), an installation by Thomas Mailaender, while Chicken Shop (2014) is located at the back of the gallery, offering visitors merchandisable products made with logos designed by the artists involved. Through the eyes of three contemporary artists who opt humour to evoke ethically sensitive topics, Chicken Show raises awareness of the unconscious way we consume not only food, but also images and cultural goods.
Chicken Show is Roman Road’s very first group show in London. We kindly invite you to participate in this scientific experiment, which will reveal the effects of image-consumption on the human brain. Held on the 30th of May, the opening will include sharing complimentary fried chicken. The exhibition commences on 31 May 2014, and will be on display until 5 July.
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