GRIMM Press Release
Edwin Burdis, Nicholas Byrne, Alex Dordoy, Milena Dragicevic, William Monk, Cullinan Richards, Catherine Story, Alexis Marguerite Telpin, Phoebe Unwin, Sonja Weissmann, Rose Wylie
Recent British Painting is an exhibition of paintings
by artists based in the UK. Its plain and intellectually modest title pays homage to a particular type of traveling group show produced by bodies such as the British Council in the late 1970s and early 1980s, designed to showcase British art abroad. With their absence of a foregrounded curatorial agenda, and their apparent reluctance to reflect on the cultural politics in which they were enmeshed, these exhibitions now seem very distant from contemporary practice.