Happy Mechanics

Knut Henrik Henriksen, Lubaina Himid, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Ellen Lesperance, Nancy Lupo, Manfred Pernice, Stuart Sherman, Hayley Tompkins, Amelie von Wulffen, B. Wurtz

18 November 2021 – 29 January 2022

Press release

Exhibition booklet

Stuart Sherman, Selections from the Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) and Eighth Spectacle (People’s Faces), 1979, video, colour, sound, 20’00”

Stuart Sherman, Selections from the Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) and Eighth Spectacle (People’s Faces), 1979, video, colour, sound, 20’00”

Stuart Sherman, Selections from the Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) and Eighth Spectacle (People’s Faces), 1979, video, colour, sound, 20’00”

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Nancy Lupo, Train, 2015, three fifty-five-gallon Rubbermaid Brute containers, two thirty-two-gallon Wisconsin Badgers Rubbermaid Brute Containers, two thirty-two-gallon Huskee containers, two thirty-two-gallon Rubbermaid Brute containers (vented), toilet paper, real cherries, fake cherries, chocolate soccer balls, quail eggs, Babybel cheese, red plastic liners, and Rubbermaid Brute trainable dolly system, 94 × 765 × 78 cm

Nancy Lupo, Train, 2015 [detail]

Manfred Pernice, Molly, 2017, various woods, plastic, ceramic, paper, paint,155 x 70 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Keith Hunter [detail]

Ellen Lesperance, Fighting Amazon (Throwing Urn), 2014, pigmented slip on terracotta, compost-dyed silk, 30.4 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm

Knut Henrik Henriksen, Monument Without a Cause, 2009, wallpaper, 55 x 7 x 10 cm

B. Wurtz, Untitled, 1997, plywood, plastic bag, wooden doll, rope, 61 x 97.8 cm. Courtesy the artist
and Kate MacGarry, London. Photo: Angus Mill

Amelie von Wulffen, Untitled (Tree hugger), 2017–2020, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin. Photo: Gunter Lepkowski

Amelie von Wulffen, Untitled, 2020, oil on plywood, ceramics, shells, mirror, silver, acrylic, moss and papier-mâché, 60 x 120 x 50.5 cm

Amelie von Wulffen, Untitled, 2020, oil on plywood, ceramics, shells, mirror, silver, acrylic, moss and papier-mâché, 60 x 120 x 50.5 cm [detail]

Amelie von Wulffen, Untitled, 2020, oil on plywood, ceramics, shells, mirror, silver, acrylic, moss and papier-mâché, 60 x 120 x 50.5 cm [detail]

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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lollipop Knick-Knack (High Knee Butchy Buns), 1970, foil, printed material, linoleum, glitter, cellophane, staples, acrylic paint, found objects, and other media, 22.9 x 17.2 x 12.1 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lollipop Knick-Knack (High Knee Butchy Buns), 1970, foil, printed material, linoleum, glitter, cellophane, staples, acrylic paint, found objects, and other media, 22.9 x 17.2 x 12.1 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, A Drag Queen’s Shoulder In the Dawn, 1969, foil, plastic wrap, linoleum, glitter, cellophane, staples, acrylic paint, found objects, and other media, 27.9 x 16.5 x 14 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, A Drag Queen’s Shoulder In the Dawn, 1969, foil, plastic wrap, linoleum, glitter, cellophane, staples, acrylic paint, found objects, and other media, 27.9 x 16.5 x 14 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Tribute to Vladimir Tatlin, 1970, foil, plastic wrap, pipe cleaner, linoleum, glitter, acrylic paint, acrylic floor shine and food colouring, staples, magic marker, tinsel, printed material and found objects, 40.6 x 28 x 25.4 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Tribute to Vladimir Tatlin, 1970, foil, plastic wrap, pipe cleaner, linoleum, glitter, acrylic paint, acrylic floor shine and food colouring, staples, magic marker, tinsel, printed material and found objects, 40.6 x 28 x 25.4 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

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Hayley Tompkins, Sleeve, 2016, acrylic paint on cotton, 66 x 18.7 x 9 cm. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Ruth Clark

Hayley Tompkins, The Shirt Says I Feel I, 2021, acrylic, shirt, stick, 81 x 12 x 12 cm. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Ruth Clark

Manfred Pernice, <anexo> 2, 2013, spray paint and enamel paint on frame, 42.5 x 42.5 x 4 cm. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Keith Hunter

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lasagna Pan, CA. 1990, aluminium foil tray, pipe cleaners, plastic wrap, staples, and other mixed media, 34 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lasagna Pan, CA. 1990, aluminium foil tray, pipe cleaners, plastic wrap, staples, and other mixed media, 34 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lasagna Pan, CA. 1990, aluminium foil tray, pipe cleaners, plastic wrap, staples, and other mixed media, 34 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Lasagna Pan, CA. 1990, aluminium foil tray, pipe cleaners, plastic wrap, staples, and other mixed media, 34 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Jan Kaps, Cologne. Photo: Paul Schöpfer

Hollybush Issue 11, exhibition booklet