Displeasing the Masses: pop culture and resistance

Thursday, 14 June

Joel Stephen Birnie
Caroline Garcia
Josh Muir
Bhenji Ra
Justin Shoulder
Salote Tawale

Popular culture is homogenizing by its nature, and the process of producing sameness is at the core of enabling mass consumption of identity.

Displeasing the Masses: pop culture and resistance presents the work of five artists who take the vehicles of popular culture; the music video, digital design, the Hollywood movie and turn them against their nature, complicating the consumption of modes of gender, of national myths and Othered bodies.

Curated by Chiara Scafidi and Peter Waples-Crowe the exhibition provides an opportunity to reconsider mainstream culture and the inventive ways artists have reimagined an alternative.

Opening Night: Thursday, 14 June, 6-8 PM
Venue: Concordia Gallery 221-235 Stanmore Road, Stanmore
Opening Times: Wed-Sat only, from 11 AM – 3 PM
Closing: Wednesday, 27 June