Bedwyr's Exeter RAMM raid: talk and performance with Bedwyr Williams

Bedwyr's Exeter RAMM raid: talk and performance with Bedwyr Williams - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

26 September 2018 26 September 2018

When: 26 September 2018
Where: RAMM, Gallery 20
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Cost: £12, students £7.50 (early-bird £10 until 5 Sept)
Suitable for: Any age

Bar open from 6.30pm

What was the inspiration behind Bedwyr’s commission for RAMM? This evening event offers the opportunity to hear one of Britain's most talented contemporary artists talk about his life and work and how he set about creating an artwork to celebrate RAMM’s 150th anniversary. Renowned for his surreal sense of humour, Bedwyr will also regale a darkly humorous tall tale about a fake artefact and an ill-fated London restaurant.

Bedwyr Williams at RAMM

To celebrate 150 years of opening to the public, RAMM commissioned a new work from Bedwyr Williams, one of Britain’s most talented contemporary artists. Bedwyr is an artist, sculptor, writer, film-maker and stand-up comic. He studied at London’s Central St Martin’s School of Art and since graduating his work has been exhibited widely across Britain and Europe. In 2013 he represented Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale and in 2016 he was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Artes Mundi’ International Art Prize.

Bedwyr works in various media including performance, video, sculpture and text, frequently exploring the friction between the deadly serious and banal aspects of modern life. His practice often satirises the role of the artist and curator by placing them in absurd scenarios. Frequently drawing from his life experiences, Bedwyr’s work offers a critique of our everyday world, while celebrating the obscure.

Bringing his renowned surreal sense of humour to bear, Bedwyr will populate the Queen Street foyer with an array of human faces all found on artefacts in RAMM’s collections. After decades of being examined in glass showcases, the objects will have a chance to get their own back by studying the visitors. Bedwyr will also be creating a video of the faces set within the context of Exeter and the museum’s history. See his display from Sat 21 July to April 2019.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

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