Thursday 31 January – Friday 15 March 2013
Mark Titchner: The World Isn't Working
The street level location of Pavement Gallery will complement this billboard type work, THE WORLD ISN'T WORKING by Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner, evoking ideas of press and poster banners.
The work has been described as being a “direct reference to the brutal Saatchi & Saatchi advertising strategy”* which was used as part of the Conservative Party campaign in 1979 that led to their election win with the slogan ‘Labour Isn’t Working’.
This work demonstrates Titchner’s use of words to satirically echo those of political advertising and mass media campaigns.
* Müller, Dominikus. ‘I Can’t Make Out A Peace Sign To Save my Life’, Artnet, November 20, 2008