The 2013 Annual Commission will consist of a major new show by Bedford-based artist Andy Holden (B. 1982). The culmination of an 18-month collaboration with the Collection, it will include film, large-scale sculpture and performance to explore the output and legacy of the MI!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity) artistic movement, which Holden founded with friends before training as an artist in 2003. The movement’s manifesto stated “MI!MS is about the willingness to be lied to and the will to believe! It’s about the intense sadness of our unrealistic dreams, and the intense joy of our desire for them.” This is Holden’s most ambitious solo project to date. It will include collaborations and exhibitions with the other MI!MS members: John Blamey, Roger Illingworth, James MacDowell and Johnny Parry.
- Featured Artist:
- Andy Holden