artist's impression of alan kane gravestone benches

ALAN KANE

Great Yarmouth-based artist Alan Kane was one of 40 artists with work in the British Art Show that came to Norwich in summer 2016.

Kane questions the hierarchies around forms of artistic production, particularly the distinction between high art and everyday creativity. In his installations and photography, he brings commonplace objects – from crockery, to items from joke shops and appliquéd badges – into artistic contexts. Kane is the co-curator of Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK (2000-ongoing), a collection of objects and documents associated with Britain’s local folk culture.

The British Art Show 2016 was host to a number of functional objects by Kane, including the Gravestone Benches (of which early designs are pictured here).

Read more about the British Art Show.

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