Tenth Anniversary Modern Panic Exhibition Brings 70 Controversial Artists to London

Modern Panic - Liam Brandon Murray

The tenth anniversary Modern Panic exhibition is at the Truman Brewery London from 8th -17th November 2019. Featuring over 70 controversial artists including Alien designer HR Giger, beat artist William S. Burroughs and fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, the exhibition showcases innovative, provocative, surrealist art and performance from an international line-up.

For the past decade this annual exhibition has spearheaded and given a voice to artists whose work does not fit traditional galleries. Its ethos embodies how art should elicit a response, cause a reaction and be transformative, by challenging audiences with its disruptive energy, through a variety of mediums; including fine art, sculpture, photography, live art, film and artist talks.

Modern Panic – HR Giger, Biomechanical Landscape

Curated by James Elphick, highlights of the show include:

H.R. Giger’s concept art developed the Alien sci-fi film franchise, with his fascinating surrealistic biomechanical creations. An otherworldly synthesis of horror and grotesque merged with flesh and machine.
Brian Froud is a prolific artist exploring the fantasy realm, famed for his work as conceptual and costume designer for The Dark Crystal (film & new Netflix series).
Roger Ballen’s otherworldly and surrealistic photographic works visually explore the human psyche.
Ralph Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures and for his collaboration and friendship with writer Hunter S. Thompson.
Lucy Sparrow transforms familiar items from everyday life into surreal hand stitched felt-object caricatures.
Hans Bellmer was a German Surrealist artist who developed the theme of mannequins and dolls as metaphors of sexuality with a singularly obsessive focus.
William S. Burroughs was a progenitor of the Beat Generation, who deeply influenced a wide swathe of culture and thought. His work was rooted in a desire to bypass systems of mental control and free his mind from the forces of habit and history.
Ron Athey’s powerful new film in homage to innovative artist Jon John, imagining an unfinished performance by the late artist and based on two posthumous artefacts.
Paul Toupet’s mysterious sculptures evoke a playful or disquieting vision of lost childhood.
Gaston Ugalde is the “Andean Warhol” of the South American art world, presenting his collage work with coca leaf (the raw material for the manufacture of the drug cocaine).

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Izdihar Afyouni | Sandra Araujo | Ron Athey | Bonnie Bakeneko | Barbora Bakova | Roger Ballen | Aiyla Beau | Hans Bellmer | Ruby Bird | Marc Blackie | Gergely Bukovinszki | William S. Burroughs | Isobel Cortese | Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti | Emma Dyason | Stefan-Manuel Eggenweber | Fred Fabre | Hizze Fletcher-King | Brian Froud | Kevin Gavaghan | H.R. Giger | Laury Guintrand | Ella Guru | Chiho Iwase | Evelyn Jean | Brontis Jodorowsky | Jon John | Beau Kerouac | Anais Lalange | Sara Le Roy | Stavroula Lialiou| Evan Lovejoy | Vort Man | Marius Matesan | Jess Mitchell | Nika Moss | Liam Brandon Murray | Holly Nerreter | Lindsay Pickett | Chris Richford | Alex Rose | Sibylle Ruppert | Lucy Sparrow | Ralph Steadman | Peter Sulo | Barbara Taylor | Sonia Tibacov | Martin Tomsky | Paul Toupet | Gaston Ugalde | Hel Vesper | Pamela Walker | Baba Lou Webb | Charlie Wood | Andris Wood | XSullo | Yuri Zupancic

[Artist Information http://www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-10-artists.html ]

Modern Panic – Brontis Jodorowsky

Rising stars:

Barbora Balek is a Czech Republic artist whose powerful political sculptural work explores human identity and socio-political issues.
Brontis Jodorowsky, from actor to artist, premiering deeply poetic archetypal art from the realms of the subconscious.
Yuri Zupancic intimate and minute work painted with a single hair on to microchip canvases.
Liam Brandon Murray’s ‘wearable sculptures’ (top of page) are exquisitely layered haute couture filled with iconographical references.
Sonia Tibacov creates bizarrely beautiful weird and wonderful renaissance-era style creature portraiture.
Alex Rose’s dark humour infuses his living breathing hyper-realistic sculptures.

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Modern Panic – Ralph Steadman


Philip Bedwell | Karolina Urbaniak & Martin Bladh | Lise Boucon | Tom Cassani | Bill Duffy | Snake Fervor & Ian The Bloody Poet | Sara Green | Gabriella Jeans | Jylle Navarro | Syban | Francis Wilson | Kasia Zawadzka

[Live Artist Information http://www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-10-performance.html ]

WHAT: Modern Panic X
WHERE: Truman Brewery, F Block S4 (2nd Floor), Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
WHEN: Friday 8th Nov – Sunday 17th Nov, 11.00 – 19.00 daily
TICKETS : £5 (+bf) | www.guerrillazoo.com/tickets
WEBSITE: www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-10

Note: For mature audiences only, unless accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian.

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