Pastiche, Parody & Piracy

Posted by Fabio 19 June 2014

Artist Miriam Elia, Curator Camilla Ellingsen Webster and Cartoonist Jeremy Banx seek to demonstrate the importance of appropriation in art and satire. After the threat of Elia’s book ‘We Go to the Gallery’ being pulped by Penguin UK, the team were inspired to celebrate the historical creative act of ‘Pastiche, Parody and Piracy.’

This exhibition is designed to show you a focused, poetic dissent present in many mediums, from video to cartoons, projections, print and collage. Appropriation has long been a tool used in art, and has always been divisive in its understanding and acceptance. The pieces in this exhibition play with other people’s ideas and pre-existing works to showcase a selection of contemporary appropriation in art that is often mischievous, somewhat humorous, and often unsettling. It plays with what the viewer might be comfortable with and questions ideas of authorship and originality.

Pastiche, Parody & Piracy
The Cob Gallery, London
20th June – 5th July 2014