British art responds to the folly of Brexit (Patrick Heide (" Should…
British art responds to the folly of Brexit
Britain will still be in the EU ?
last month of Britain belonging to the EU ?
sad exhibition asks on the miserable stupidity of Brexit
" Should I Stay Or Should I Go? "
= urgent personal question for some Britons
= also for Europeans living in Britain
from continental Europe (Like many artists in London)
his exhibition reflects the sense that everything is going to be different
Britain is shrinking
green woollen map
= Brexit is not strengthening national identity
= melting the isle
= Polish artist
“Go home Polish”
took a photograph
After the referendum he decided to set out on a walk from Cardiff to Poland, photographing and noting what he saw from the green fields he tramped across to the barbed at Calais
group of small red and white paintings
bv. shows a Brexit fantasy of rustic Britain lit by a new dawn
= a moment when despair is understandable
= capture the sheer idiocy of predicament
= Brexit has made us aware we’re living in history
History paintings can preserve and monumentalise
= art world comprehensively plugged into Europe
unreal feeling : sever connection with continent
John Springs - "Mustn’t Grumble"
portrays the political establishment
a bunch of grotesques out of Gillray or Hogarth on a flag-bedecked Brexit train to nowhere
= alienation from the political system
people can add messages on the work’s website