The political consequences of widespread misinformation are becoming ever more apparent, and anyone using deceptive strategies in their work should take extra care. In this series, artist A.R. Hopwood examines the applications of deception in visual culture, the therapy room, and the science lab and asks: are there any circumstances under which deception can be justified?
A.R. Hopwood has written extensively for ArtReview magazine and from 2002-2004 he was Arts Editor of the notorious and now defunct Sleazenation magazine. The links below give a brief glimpse of this activity.
Hopwood is currently writing a feature length film as part of his Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship. To see the synopsis for the film please contact us.
Jonathan Allen / Kalanag
Exhibition at David Risley Gallery
Neil Boorman / Bonfire of the Brands
Exhibition at Kate MacGarry Gallery
Cedar Lewisohn / StreetArt
Bedwyr Williams / No More Mr. Nice Guy
Exhibition at Store Gallery
Institute of Psychoplasmics
Exhibition at Pump House Gallery
Student Advice / Beggars Belief
Art Pages in Sleazenation
Guy Bourdin / A Final Hit
Art pages in Sleazenation