Spartacus Chetwynd



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We take a surreal trip into the dressing up box of the British Artist in advance of the Frieze Art Fair

© Marius Hansen

It’s precisely the combination of spontaneity, lo-fi costumes and props and conflated subject matter – which throws together references from art history, film and pop culture, from Jabba the Hutt and Meat Loaf to Karl Marx and Japanese tentacle porn – that gives Chetwynd’s performances their energy and infectious appeal. Chetwynd has made work for major art events including Liverpool Biennial, Tate Triennial and GSK Contemporary and is also participating in this year’s British Art Show 7, a showcase of the best of contemporary British artists.

Interview: Helen Sumpter

Spartacus Chetwynd at Frieze Art Fair 2010

  • Frieze Art Fair 2010

    Critics' choice Until Sun Oct 17, Regent's Park

    Spartacus Chetwynd’s ‘A Tax Haven Run by Women (In the Style of a Luna Park Game Show)’ will be performed once a day during Frieze ...

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