Book Launch: Adam Chodzko - Camden Art Centre

Camden Art Centre present a conversation and launch of artist Adam Chodzko’s new publication 'Ah, look, you can still just about see his little legs sticking out from it all!'

Emerging from a lifelong relationship with Pieter Bruegel’s sixteenth-century painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, Chodzko’s extensive new writing weaves a path through a vast ocean of associative thought. Richly illustrated with his many multimedia artworks made over the last thirty years, Ah, look, you can still just about see his little legs sticking out from it all! is set against a backdrop of pervasive globalisation, experiences of austerity politics in Britain, and the rise of the digital algorithm.

Calling out the hypocrisy and hostility of contemporary society, his keen observations and humour draw attention to where art’s purpose might lie in the world today – envisioning new ways of seeing, forms of empathy, and a conscious ecological awareness.

In conversation with publisher and artist Michele Horrigan, Chodzko will describe the many ideas, methods and patterns of thought he holds close.Designed by Daly & Lyon and published by ACA PUBLIC, the publication is for sale at a discounted cost of £10 on the evening.

The Artists

The Artists

Adam Chodzko has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions since 1991, including Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives; Raven Row, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; The Benaki Museum, Athens; and Istanbul and Venice Biennales. He lives and works in Whitstable, Kent.

Michele Horrigan is an artist, curator of Askeaton Contemporary Arts and editor/publisher of ACA PUBLIC. Since 2006, she has curated a programme of residencies, artist commissions and publications in southwest Ireland and elsewhere.