• Self portrait as a drowned man (The willows), (2011)

Millar, Jeremy, 2022, Show, Exhibition or Event, Self portrait as a drowned man (The willows), (2011)

Abstract or Description:

The Horror Show! is a landmark exhibition that invites visitors to journey to the underbelly of Britain’s cultural psyche and look beyond horror as a genre, instead taking it as a reaction to our most troubling times. Featuring over 200 artworks and culturally significant artefacts from some of our country’s most provocative artists, the exhibition presents an alternative perspective on the last five decades of modern British history in three acts – Monster, Ghost and Witch. Recast as a story of cultural shapeshifting, each section interprets a specific era through the lens of a classic horror archetype with thematically linked contemporaneous and new works.

The exhibition offers a heady ride through the disruption of 1970s punk to the revolutionary potential of modern witchcraft, showing how the anarchic alchemy of horror – its subversion, transgression and the supernatural – can help make sense of the world around us. Horror not only allows us to express our deepest fears; it gives a powerful voice to the marginalised and society’s outliers, providing us with tools to overcome our anxieties and imagine a radically different future.

Curator of an exhibitionForsyth, Iain
Curator of an exhibitionPollard, Jane
Curator of an exhibitionCatterall, Claire
The Horror ShowSomerset House, London, UK27 Oct 2022 – 19 Feb 2023Mixed show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 15:06
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 15:06
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5713
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