Dead Famous

11 Jul 2014 – 2 Aug 2014

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Open Friday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm

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HA HA Gallery

Southampton, United Kingdom

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HA HA Gallery proudly presents its second exhibition and group show spectacular, Dead Famous -­ an exhibition about celebrity and death.


OPENING: FRIDAY 11 JULY / 6 -­ 9PM / LIVE PERFORMANCES / FABULOUS REFRESHMENTS / ALL WELCOME Dead Famous brings together 16 artists from Southampton and across the UK who will present new works examining and responding to themes of death and celebrity in contemporary society. To be obsessed with celebrity is to be obsessed with death, as fame is as ephemeral as life. Celebrities are the new religious icons, invoking love and hate in their followers, guiding us through the ups and downs of life in the way that faith used to. The artists involved in Dead Famous have varied and diverse art practices, and the show will include video, performance, painting, and installation art. Following the success of HA HA Gallery's inaugural show THUNDER FLUX!, Dead Famous promises to be a feast of outrageous contemporary art talent, the likes of which has never been seen before in Southampton. Featuring work by: Rafal Zajko, Jethro German, Liv Fontaine, Ana Aguiar, Paul Kindersley, Alexandra Bell, Isaac Whitcombe, Charlie James, Hannah Dinsdale Robson, Roshni Bhagotra, Paul Vivian, Mustafa Choudhry, Francesca Blomfield, Performance by Liberty Hodes, Performance by Henry Petrides and Edward Alderwick Special accompanying text by Tom Cameron Live harp accompaniment by Shy Charles HA HA gallery is a contemporary art space on the historic Old Northam Road in Southampton, a street that is currently undergoing regeneration. The gallery was set up by Liv Fontaine and Jen Harris and opened in May 2014 with the purpose of exposing the newest and wildest art talents to the people of Southampton. Opening hours during exhibitions are Friday -­ Sunday, 12pm ­ 5pm, or by appointment.


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