• Mark Leckey

    PORTIKUS im Leinwandhaus

    Around the same time Mark Leckey’s show “Gorgeousness and Gorgeosity” opened in Frankfurt, tabloids in the UK were in a frenzy about the new laws permitting around-the-clock liquor sales and the prospect of an ugly rise in binge drinking in Britain. This made Leckey’s fifty-five-minute DVD installation Drunken Bakers, 2005, seem a satisfyingly blunt two fingers up at the ridiculous piety of it all, the hypocritical mourning of a lost innocence that never was: It consists of a series of frames from Barney Farmer and Lee Healey’s comic strip Drunken Bakers, to which Leckey and fellow artist Steve

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