Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art

South London Gallery

22 September – 18 November 2018

This exhibition explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary art.

Ryan Gander, Dominae Illud Opus Populare, 2016

Featuring more than 30 artists, the exhibition brings works by internationally established figures such as Maurizio Cattelan, Sarah Lucas and Ugo Rondinone into dialogue with newly commissioned and existing works by younger practitioners such as Danielle Dean, Hardeep Pandhal and Simeon Barclay.

The show provides a surprising encounter with a broad range of humorous strategies, from slapstick, parody and caricature through to the in-joke, one-liner and visual pun.

At a time of much upheaval and unease in the world, Knock Knock aims to raise a smile, but also to explore what makes us laugh in art and why.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue–Fri 11am–6pm

Sat and Sun 10am–6pm.

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