Disrupting the Canon

April 2021
Disrupting the canon drawing room

Disrupting the Canon brings together ground-breaking contemporary works that challenge prevalent ideas of ‘high art’, reclaiming visual languages that have typically been associated with craft, domestic, vernacular, ‘ethnic’ and ‘feminine’ work. While each piece is imbued with its own specific meaning, all pointedly subvert tradition, responding to both the times we live in and to the enduring identity politics that brought us to this point. The show features works from Ghada Amer, Jonathan Baldock, Sanford Biggers, Alison Britton, Alexandre da Cunha, Holly Hendry, Lakwena Maciver, Dindga McCannon, Ulrike Müller, Yinka Shonibare and Moffat Takadiwa.

Highlights include Ulrike Müller’s Rug (un zapato), Lakwena Maciver’s Nothing Can Separate Us and Yinka Shonibare’s patchwork, appliqué textile works, 18th Century Man and Creatures of the Mappa-Mundi – Griffin.

This exhibition is curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes of Wedel Art, with special thanks to the participating artists and galleries; Ghada Amer and Goodman Gallery London, Jonathan Baldock, Holly Hendry, Yinka Shonibare and Stephen Friedman London, Sanford Biggers and Massimo De Carlo London, Alison Britton and Corvi-Mora Gallery, Alexandre da Cunha and Thomas Dane London, Lakwena Maciver and Vigo Gallery, Dindga McCannon and Fridman Gallery LLC, Ulrike Müller and Rodeo Gallery London, Moffat Takadiwa and Nicodim Los Angeles.


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