Jeremy Deller: Joy in People

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Hayward Gallery

Until Sun May 13 2012

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Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave, 2001 Image courtesy Artangel, Photo: Martin Jenkinson

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Found this totally bereft of inspiration to be honest. I wasn't sure what to get out of it - there didn't seem to be any message, and there wasn't anything interesting to admire in the execution either. I didn't mind the videos of various events, but personally I think anyone could go to such an event and video some interesting bits, but to call it art is tosh. It's simply interesting occurences caught on camera


It's kind of amazing how Deller can focus on very serious issues, but still remain endlessly entertaining. The exhibit is like a celebration of human-ness while not forgetting the darker side of humanity.

Jon Baggott

Fabulous! A great range of techniques means a varied, interesting and accessible exhibition. Sometimes funny, sometimes deadly serious, but always thought-provoking - really gets to the heart of the relationships between art, society and audience. One of the best things I've seen in the last twelve months.

Sarah Noble

This is a wonderful collection of work, at times moving and extremely human. Deller's work is very witty and his bedroom is a must see for anyone who was a student in the 90's. The films are all touching and worth sitting through to the end. Do not miss, you even get a free cup of tea and a sit down in the middle!