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David Shrigley: Fully Coherent Plan at the British Library

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Time 14:00
Date 28/05/18
Price £15
  • Produced by British Library
  • Price £15, £10/£12 concs and members
  • Get ready for "One of the cleverest, funniest conceptual artists . . . Genius" (Guardian)
  • Bring along a ceaseless stream of ideas.
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Spend a bank holiday afternoon with Turner Prize-nominated king of odd, David Shrigley, as he celebrates the release of his new collection of artwork, Fully Coherent Plan.

Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on the absurdity of 21st-century society, Shrigley’s darkly humorous compositions reflect the inconsequential, the bizarre, and the disquieting elements of daily life. His work spans an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.

More on Fully Coherent Plan:

I invite you to imagine a plan for a new and better society where everything is very coherent and makes a lot of sense and nothing is confusing or awful.

No need to imagine. Here is the plan. The plan is illustrated. The plan is quite complicated. But not too complicated. I think you will be thrilled by it. I am certain you will be thrilled by it.


David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield in 1968 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, at the MoMA in New York, and in Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and beyond. He has published over twenty books, and has animated a music video for Blur and produced another for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. His work has also been profiled in a documentary for Channel 4. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013 and in 2016 his sculpture Really Good was installed on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth. In 2018, he is the Guest Director of the Brighton Festival.