The title for Ceri Hand Gallery's inaugural 2010 exhibition is taken from the song "Spasticus Autisticus," penned by Ian Dury of the band Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
A launching off point for an exhibition that underscores the oddball, frankly abnormal and "special" (as in "Special Olympics" special) qualities of artists' pursuits, Spasticus Artisticus explores the outsize freedom inherited by those who deliberately select a life devoted to exploring objects and ideas for which there is zero use value. The exhibition—made up of the work of an appropriately large and not at all representative international collection of artist/collaborators—purposely turns its back on the success model recently adopted by rafts of artists around the world.
Jota Castro (FR/PE), Andres Bedoya (BO), The Bruce High Quality Foundation (USA), Graham Dolphin (UK), Rainer Ganahl (AT), Kate Gilmore (USA), Goldiechiari (IT), S. Mark Gubb (UK), Patrick Hamilton (CL), Ciprian Homorodean (RO), Simona Homorodean (RO), Rebecca Lennon (UK), Alban Muja (KO), Abigail Reynolds (UK), Guy Richards Smit (USA), Mauro Vignando (IT), Charlie Woolley (UK)
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