Jeremy Deller: Joy in People

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4 out of 5 stars
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Image courtesy Artangel, Photo: Martin Jenkinson Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave, 2001

Jeremy Deller's collaborative and socially-engaged practice includes his 2004 Turner-Prize-winning event and film 'The Battle of Orgreave', in which he orchestrated a re-enactment of the striking miners' battles with the police from 1984-1985 and 'it is what it is', in which he toured the mangled remains of a car blown up in Iraq in 2007 to cities around America. This first major survey of the artist's work includes installations, photographs, videos, posters, banners, performance works and sound pieces.

Read Ossian Ward's feature on Jeremy Deller here


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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.

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.

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!