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A very amusing exhibition is “Dog Show”, at the Southwark Park Galleries, London.
With the ongoing heatwave in London, it is necessary to have light amusement, something that makes you also smile and not only heavily thinking. Therefore, “Dog Show – Contemporary art. Chosen by dogs. For dogs and humans.” could be the perfect choice as the 48 artworks by 28 artists were “chosen” by 15 canine curators.
This summer, Southwark Park Galleries, London, have invited cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators to select their top dog-related artworks for “Dog Show” exhibition. With a little help from their human companions, these canine curators have selected artworks in what is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind.
The show includes a series of Joan Jonas dog drawings and performances by Krōōt Juurak & Alex Bailey, both chosen by Bedlington Whippet, Agnes who lives with curator Joyce Cronin; Border Terrier Cross Ruby has selected Martin
Creed’s 2007 film work Orson and Sparky, as well as works by Adam Chodzko, Heather Phillipson and Tom Woolner; Tess, a Border Terrier who lives with gallerist Karsten Schubert has put forward Lucian Freud’s portrait of Pluto, Aged
12 and a drawing by James Pyman; art critic Louisa Buck’s canine companion Samson has selected Dog Duet and The Spelling Lesson by William Wegman; Olive, a Shih Tzu/ Poodle mix has been working with gallery director Matthew Higgs to select a series of dog paintings by Ryan Brown and paintings by Babak Ganjei; Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid has picked David Shrigley’s Hello There. Also on show are works by Oona Grimes, Rob Pruitt, Brian Catling, Errol, Leah Capaldi, Jem Finer, Tim Spooner, Abigail Lane, David Harrison, and others.
At the Southwark Park Galleries, London, “Dog Show” exhibition runs from 18 July until 8 September 2019 and admission is free.