THIS IS NOT A JOKE
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
30 September 2015 – 16 January 2016
Humour has been used throughout history by artists as an effective engaging tool as it can equally reflect upon the human conditions and challenge authority.
This is Not a Joke looks at how some contemporary artists such as Andrea Fraser, David Shrigley or John Wood and Paul Harrison use different facets of humour encompassing the absurd, deadpan, slapstick, word play and irony to challenge and defy conventions, expectations and power structures.
Paul Harrison is Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton.
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