Jeremy Deller | the artist




The artist Jeremy Deller
Born 1966, London, UK.
Lives and works in London UK.

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His works on the Moscow Biennale

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Jeremy Deller was born in London in 1966 and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Collaboration and participation are central to Deller’s work. As he explains, ‘A good collaboration is like going on a long journey without a map, never knowing quite where you will end up’. He acts as curator, producer or director of a broad range of projects, including orchestrated events, films and publications, which draw attention to forms of culture on the fringes of the mainstream or reveal hidden histories. He currently lives and works in London…

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Deller turned up the volume of his huge amp—the source of the really cool sounds—above which, on the wall, was the instruction “Let Them Eat Bass,” and put the kettle on for a cup of tea. I settled down to watch a slide show overlooked by a large wall painting of Ozzy Osborne: the existentialist. First up came the title, “The Kent Archeological Society’s Monthly Dig,” followed by images of people raking around for bargains at a car boot sale…

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Jeremy Deller is a conceptual artist whose practice encompasses the roles of organizer, observer, documentarian, curator, producer, and archivist. Working collaboratively and often with a non–art world public, Deller’s work consists of a diverse array of media, including video, photography, books, public benches, wall drawings, guidebooks, and billboards. His work has consistently embraced the vernacular and explored the nuanced cultural and political landscapes of Britain as well as places he has travelled…

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Objects meant to stimulate discussion share the gallery with the resident guest experts. The first and most significant artifact that is on display is the remnant of a car that was destroyed in by an explosion on Al-Mutanabbi, a street in Baghdad, in 2007. This tragedy killed over thirty people, and has taken on added significance because the street, named after a well-known Iraqi poet, was the site of numerous book markets and cafés, and was considered the nexus of Baghdadi cultural and intellectual life. Evidence of the violence continuing to take place in Iraq, the car is meant to ground conversation in the facts, figures, and eyewitness descriptions that have been so lacking in most information about the Iraq War made available to the public…



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