Exhibition

Bonfire of the Vanities

10 Dec 2015 – 28 Jan 2016

Cost of entry

Admission Free

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Bus 8 and 242 stop right outside the gallery
  • 5 min walk from Chancery Lane, St.Pauls or Farringdon Station

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'Bonfire of the Vanities' is a group show curated by Juan Bolivar, that showcases the works of 17 artists. It is based on the 1990's movie 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' and Tom Wolfe's best-selling novel of the same name.

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Display Gallery is delighted to present Bonfire of the Vanities, a group exhibition curated by Juan Bolivar, bringing together a selection of works by seventeen artists.

 

The 1990 film The Bonfire of the Vanities is a bitter sweet portrayal of the late capitalism that characterised Western society in the 1980s and is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling novel of the same name.

 

In a recent interview, Tom Wolfe describes the role of the artist in cities and urban development, and explains how “aesthetics is going to replace ethics, and art is going to replace religion as the means through which people express their spiritual worthiness”. Art’s role, he maintains, lies within “the birth of a new economy where money isn’t exchanged for goods but an ‘experience’, a deep psychological satisfaction, and an intangible, known as excitement”

 

 

Participating Artists:

 

RALPH ANDERSON – SASHA BOWLES – NICKY CARVELL – ALEX DEVEREUX – PATRICIA ELLIS – MATTHEW FRANKS – ZIGGY GRUDZINSKAS – ED HADFIELD – ED HARPER – LEWIS HENDERSON – HIROE KOMAI – RICHARD KIRWAN – KATE THEMISTOCLI – TRISANT – DAVID BEN WHITE – SAMUEL ZEALEY – NEIL ZAKIEWICZ

 

Art form Toggle

Curators

Juan Bolivar

Exhibiting artists

Ziggy Grudzinskas

Lewis Henderson

Ed Harper

Hiroe Komai

Sasha Bowles

Richard Kirwan

Trisant

Kate Themistocli

Neil Zakiewicz

Patricia Ellis

Ed Hadfield

Samuel Zealey

David Ben White

Matthew Franks

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