Brad Downey – Slapstick Formalism

Process, Project, Object


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Jimmie Durham, Lukas Feiress, Matthew Murphy, Rafael Schacter, Angelique Spaninks, Jennifer Thatcher, Hrag Vartanian, Marc Wellmann, Ed Zipco


Using humour, sensitivity, and precise interventions, the American artist Brad Downey investigates the underlying structure of our cities, our landscapes, our sacred sites, as well as the forgotten peripheries and contested borders. In the process he weaves entirely new narratives with their chaotic patterns, obscuring the separation between art and everyday life. Slapstick Formalism presents a synopsis of his overall multifaceted oeuvre: sculptures, architecture, performances, installations, films, drawings, collages, and activism, each of which is inspired by the objects and activities of daily life.

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Weight 2138 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.9 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 15 September 2020
Number of pages 448
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Alain Bieber
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.9 cm
Weight 2138 g
BRAD DOWNEY (*1980, Louisville) is a Berlin-based artist from Kentucky. He studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City, and the Slade School of Art in London. His radical, inspiring works of art, which he creates around the world, generally in the public space, are of a strongly socio-critical, performative character.