Brighton Museum at 2.00pm.
Artist and film-maker Jeff Keen
(1923-2012) was one of the great figures of the British post-war
avant-garde. Keen's work reveals a wild spirit of anarchic play, a
fascination with surrealism, and a love of popular culture. His
life-long commitment to Brighton & Hove will be celebrated in this
display featuring a selection of his films alongside his paintings,
drawings, poetry and assemblages.
Keen, who worked for Parks and Gardens for several years, spent most of
his artistic career in Brighton and used the city as a major inspiration
for his work. He ignored the hierarchies of the London arts scene and
the wider world of avant-garde cinema in favour of a radical commitment
to locality and intimate community.
Keen’s work focuses lovingly on a
close-knit circle of real and imaginary friends at work and at play in
and around Brighton & Hove.
• Jeff Keen – Comics and Techno Gazwrx: Full details here on the Brighton Museum page
• Jeff Keen Installation at Tate Modern
• Work on show at Frith Street Gallery, London
• Lighthouse: www.lighthouse.org.uk/news/r-i-p-jeff-keen
• The Guardian: www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jun/24/jeff-keen?newsfeed=true
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