36 rue de Seine
Galerie Vallois
33 - 36 rue de Seine
Paris 75006 France

Duncan Campbell, Mike Cooter, Ruth Ewan, Michael Fullerton, Peter Kennard, Nathaniel Mellors, Cat Phillipps, Matt Stokes, Suzanne Treister, Mark Wallinger

The Big Society

Curating: Alice Motard

The group exhibition The Big Society considers the terms of the new ‘social contract’ outlined in the recent manifesto of the British Conservative Party in light of the country’s history. To do so, it brings together ten British artists from different generations whose work addresses the relationships between citizens, communities and government by focussing on events and myths that have defined British society as we know it. Highlighting the ongoing struggle between civil and political concerns, the works in The Big Society suggest that society at large has scarcely relied on government or political parties to ‘redistribute power’, but has on the contrary empowered itself through individual and collective enterprise.

MEET the artist Peter Kennard on Saturday 14 May from 6pm

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