kennardphillipps ‘Here Comes Everybody’
Here Comes Everybody is an exhibition of work by kennardphillipps, the collaborative practice of London-based artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps. It will consist of a large accumulation of photographic imagery, comprised of photomontage, digital prints and found newspapers, as well as a major new installation exploring ideas around image consumption, production and camera surveillance. Through the creation of a ‘cauldron’ of material, the artists will highlight what they describe as the ‘cause and effect’ of a range of global issues such as financial austerity, climate change, disease and war. New work for the exhibition has been co-commissioned by Stills and a/political, London.
kennardphillipps show their work in public spaces of all kinds ranging from the street, museums, galleries, newspapers, magazines and the internet. Here Comes Everybody will represent a continuation of their interest in making work that is a critical tool connected to international movements for social and political change:
"We don’t see the work as separate to social and political movements that are confronting established political and economic systems. We see it as part of those movements, the visual arm of protest."
kennardphillipps formed in 2003 in response to the invasion of Iraq. Their work has been included in the recent exhibitions: After Image, Galeria Civica, Trento, Italy, (2015); Caught in the Crossfire, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry (2013-15) and LIVING WITH WAR: Artists on war and conflict, GoMA, Glasgow (2013).
Image: kennardphillipps Here Comes Everybody [Study#1 Paper money] 2015. Courtesy the artists.