25 March 2017
Paul Teasdale, writer and editor of frieze.com, leads a panel discussion with artists Daniel Sinsel and Charlie Billingham.
The talk considers how artists make use of ‘joke-work’, engaging disobedient relationships between humour, confession, troubled histories and sexual pleasure.
The event takes place within the exhibition Amelie von Wulffen, ‘The misjudged Bimpfi’. In a recent text reflecting on von Wulffen’s practice artist Amy Sillman described how she “enacts what Freud calls the ‘joke-work’ partly by a consistent sense of doubling – pairing, mirroring, transposing and displacing”. The talk will explore the subject of ‘joke-work’ both within the exhibition and the wider landscape of contemporary painting.
Paul Teasdale (b. 1984, Nottingham) is a writer and editor of frieze.com based in London.
Daniel Sinsel (b.1976, Munich) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Sadie Coles HQ, London; Office Baroque, Brussels (both 2016); Chicharrón, Casa Maauad, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico (2015) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London (2016); British Art Show 8 (touring, 2015-2016); MIRRORCITY: 23 London Artists, Hayward Gallery, London (2014); and Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium; Studio Voltaire, London (2013).
Charlie Billingham (b.1984, London) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Schaulust, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany (2015); Free Time, Emalin, Zuoz, Switzerland (2014); Tender 2 The Sunshine Room, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA (2014); Coming Out, Royal Academy, London, UK (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Figure.Out, with Dale Lewis, Rose Wylie, Union Gallery, London (2017); A Scratching Not a Biting, Bureau, New York (2016); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK and Nobody Home, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio, A Palazzo, Brescia (both 2015).
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