Art is Magic
from 10 June to 17 September 2023
Frac Bretagne, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Musée des beaux-arts, Rennes
Art is Magic is the first retrospective in France of the renowned British artist Jeremy Deller, winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004 and Britain’s representative at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice in 2013.
Jeremy Deller is interested in popular cultures and counter-cultures. Social issues, history, but also music are central to the artist’s investigations. His works are tinged with a strong socio-political discourse, linking culture – vernacular or mass – to the world of work. His research has led him to explore the social history of his country and the world through the social conflicts of the Thatcherite era, the music group Depeche Mode, the wrestling world, the seeds of Brexit, Acid house music and the rave movement, with the constant concern to involve others in the creative process.
Art is Magic exhibition provides a broad overview of the artist’s work from the 1990s to the present day, based on some fifteen major projects and works that have punctuated his career. It will also be the occasion to publish the first retrospective book of the artist’s work in French.