Phizogs - Bedwyr Williams at RAMM

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Bedwyr Williams brings his surreal sense of humour to Exeter

Bedwyr Williams, one of Britain’s most talented contemporary artists, has populated the Queen Street stairwell with an array of human faces all found on artefacts in RAMM’s collections. After decades of being examined in glass showcases, the objects have a chance to get their own back by studying the visitors. A video of the faces set within the context of Exeter and the museum’s history is also available in the cafe.
Bedwyr is an artist, sculptor, writer, film-maker and stand-up comic. He studied at London’s Central St Martin’s School of Art and since graduating his work has been exhibited widely across Britain and Europe. In 2013 he represented Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale and in 2016 he was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Artes Mundi’ International Art Prize. He works in various media, frequently exploring the friction between the deadly serious and banal aspects of modern life. His practice often satirises the role of the artist and curator by placing them in absurd scenarios. Drawing from his life experiences, Bedwyr’s work offers a critique of our everyday world, while celebrating the obscure.
Commissioned to celebrate RAMM’s 150th anniversary.

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