PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS in Exeter: an engaging assemblage of diverse artistic thinking

The PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS has rounded up more than 50 renowned artists to ‘explore contemporary artists’ manifestos and works inspired by the manifesto format’, and it’s coming to the Exeter Phoenix.

Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson have curated the exhibition, which is driven and defined by a multitude of vibrant interpretations, or has it been called elsewhere ‘celebrating the stupidity of declaring your intentions to the world with the hope of changing it‘.

PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS is ‘a rare chance to observe diverse, artistic thinking in one immersive and engaging assemblage’, says the blurb.

It celebrates the variance and freedom of contemporary art practice of an impressive array of national and international artist, including Sarah Lucas, Billy Childish and Simon Fujiwara.

PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS is at the Exeter Phoenix from January 23 to March 7, 2015


Read the a-n review of PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS when it was at the Airspace Gallery, Stoke On Trent in 2014.

Here’s a preview stopframe of the set-up and opening preview of PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS at the Airspace Gallery, Stoke On Trent.

Associated events:

Preview Night performance: Thurs 22 Jan, 7.30pm, FREE

Biters: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong

Building on solo projects that explore both artists’ interests in popular culture and the post-colonial position, Biters presents new collages that combine lyrics and sounds that draw from each artist’s identity and musical heritage, while posing the question, what does Authenticity mean in the information age?
David Blandy and Larry Achiampong will (re)perform live in an evening of sampled samples, regurgitated rhymes and deconstructed soul.

Find out more HERE

Curators’ Talk: Sat 7 Mar, 2.30pm, FREE

Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson will discuss the themes and background to the exhibition and how it relates to their owncollaborative practice.

Manifesto Letterpress Workshops: Sat 28 Feb

10am–12.30 & 1.30pm-4pm, £10.00

Bring an idea for your own personal or artistic manifesto and commit it to print in this fun and experimental poster-making workshop led by Double Elephant Print Workshop. Take your owncopy home and another will go on display at Exeter Phoenix.www.doubleelephant.org.uk