To celebrate its 35th birthday London’s Southwark Park Galleries have decided to do something a tad unusual: they’ve decided to stage a contemporary art show about dogs, chosen by…dogs.
A trio of canine curators have assembled a show that’s as dog-heavy as any day out at Crufts. We’re told that they were given a little help by trusty human beings but we’d rather pretend that every single decision was made by one of the four-legged art fanatics. It just makes things more fun that way, right?
Still if you must live in the real world, it might be handy to know that the dogs belong to a curator (Joyce Cronin), a gallerist (Karsten Schubert) and an art critic (Louisa Buck).
Evidently the pooches in question have been keeping up to date with their Printed Pages subscription because the line-up features everyone from Joan Jonas to Martin Creed via David Shrigley and Jim Moir — better known as Vic Reeves.
One of the summer’s more unusual exhibitions opens next week (18 July) and runs until 8 September.
- Josephin Ritschel presents architecture and its surroundings as a stage for storytelling
- Gender, sexuality and male identity as seen through the lens of Jorge Perez Ortiz
- Gab Bois transforms things we’ve seen a thousand times into something spectacular
- Aysha Tengiz on her joyous, colourful and slightly depressing illustrated scenes
- Satellite photography, drawing tools and interactive logotypes feature in Double Click September
- Lego reveals first brand campaign in 30 years, Rebuild the World
- “All you see is lazy photography everywhere”: Martin Parr discusses his career, Brexit and obsession
- The work of Xiangyu Liu is weird and fantastically unpredictable (some NSFW)
- Caterina Bianchini Studio designs a dog-themed identity for a conveyer belt cheese restaurant
- Ikea invites people to “try on” Virgil Abloh furniture collection at LFW
- Hans Findling on his experimental and multidisciplinary approach to design
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!