As a follow up to 2009′s Panic Exhibition, Guerrilla Zoo presents Modern Panic at The Old Abattoir in Clerkenwell. The new show will play host a variety of controversial artists.
The Panic Movement (Mouvement Panique) began back in the early ’60s by Fernando Arrabal, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Roland Topor and was influenced by Theatre of Cruelty as a reaction to the surrealists movement. The trio began by doing chaotic performances meant to shock the viewer, and the idea continues this Friday (3rd June) in London with over 50 controversial artists from around the world. Those included on the bill will be infamous prisoner Charles Bronson, Bolivian enfant terrible Gaston Ugalde, and taxidermy artist Iris Schieferstein, among many more.
In Panic Movement style on the 3rd June there will be a Panic Happening in which the artists will spontaneously create art for 3 hours. ‘The Aftermath’ of this panic will then take form as the exhibition.
The exhibition will open 4th June and run until 12th June.
For advance tickets to the opening go here.