previews

  • David Shrigley, Untitled (Civic Sculpture), 2007, ink on paper, 16 1/2 x 11 11/16".

    David Shrigley

    Malmö Konsthall
    St Johannesgatan 7 Box 17 127
    September 8 - November 4

    Curated by Jacob Fabricius

    Daft, de-skilled, and definitely tuned to the market, Scottish artist David Shrigley’s wordy doodles slide with protean ease between genres and across media. Since the mid-’90s he has produced drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, books, album covers, T-shirts, posters, postcards, animated films, and music videos, in addition to regularly contributing cartoons to Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Jacob Fabricius, a curator who has known and worked with the artist for more than a decade, has a similarly long-standing interest in Pop pranks. This exhibition thus promises good fun, presenting the largest gathering to date of Shrigley’s meditations on things like the “drunken wolfman” (who features in his contributions to the Guardian) and “drawing done whilst on the phone to an idiot” (the title of one of his books). A diary-style catalogue will include interviews with the artist as well as writing and photographs by its indefatigable subject.