This is a bit late (but only by about 9 months), so I thought I’d share it anyway.
Back in June I went to the Modern Panic Exhibition. It was held at The Old Abattoir in Clerkenwell, and featured some very creepy pieces. Some of the artists included tattooist Alex Binnie, and “Britain’s mosts dangerous prisoner”, Charles Bronson. The atmosphere of the surroundings really enhanced the work on display, and I felt genuinely uneasy as I was walking around. It was probably the best exhibition I’ve ever attended (my previous favourite being the Sensations exhibition back in the 90s, featuring Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin et al).
A while back I was banging on on here about getting an exhibition together called Dark Side. Well nothing I could throw together could ever be as interesting or well executed as this, so I’m knocking that idea on the head!
I remember a few years ago I went to the Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain; I took the Chinese bit of fluff that I was seeing at the time. I really enjoyed it, but she was completely appalled by the disturbing scenes of twisted faces, mutilated animals and crippled infants. This surprised me a lot as I thought that was the kind of stuff they normally eat for dinner? Surprisingly, we were only going out for a short time – but even in that short time, I’ll never forgive her for not giving me a blowjob.
Anyway, enjoy the art: