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Bluecoat: Double Act: Art and Comedy

Saturday 9 April – Sunday 19 June 2016
Viewing: Friday 8 April 2016, Gallery 18.00 – 21.00, Bar and DJs 18.00 – 23.0

Double Act: Art and Comedy

Alex Bag // BANK // Mel Brimfield // Common Culture // Jo Spence and Terry Dennett // Maurice Doherty // Erica Eyres // Peter Finnemore // Thomas Geiger // Kara Hearn // Peter Land // Sarah Lucas // Gemma Marmalade // David Sherry // Pilvi Takala // Bill Woodrow

Double Act: Art and Comedy explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life. The show draws together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each of whom share an interest in humour as a resource to animate their art practice.

The exhibition curators, David Campbell and Mark Durden, are founding members of the artists’ group Common Culture and are currently studio holders at Bluecoat. This project stems from explorations in their own work of the comedic impulse within contemporary British culture.

The exhibition is itself a ‘double act’ and will be held at two venues, Bluecoat and The MAC, Belfast.
Double Act: Art and Comedy takes place at The MAC, Belfast from 6 May – 31 Jul 2016.

Exhibition continues at Bluecoat until Sun 19 June.
Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 6pm. Free entry.