Bonfire of the Vanities
Display Gallery is delighted to present Bonfire of the Vanities, a group exhibition curated by Juan Bolivar, bringing together a selection of works by seventeen artists.
The 1990 film The Bonfire of the Vanities is a bitter sweet portrayal of the late capitalism that characterised Western society in the 1980s and is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling novel of the same name.
In a recent interview, Tom Wolfe describes the role of the artist in cities and urban development, and explains how “aesthetics is going to replace ethics, and art is going to replace religion as the means through which people express their spiritual worthiness”. Art’s role, he maintains, lies within “the birth of a new economy where money isn’t exchanged for goods but an ‘experience’, a deep psychological satisfaction, and an intangible, known as excitement”
RALPH ANDERSON – SASHA BOWLES – NICKY CARVELL – ALEX DEVEREUX – PATRICIA ELLIS – MATTHEW FRANKS – ZIGGY GRUDZINSKAS – ED HADFIELD – ED HARPER – LEWIS HENDERSON – HIROE KOMAI – RICHARD KIRWAN – KATE THEMISTOCLI – TRISANT – DAVID BEN WHITE – SAMUEL ZEALEY – NEIL ZAKIEWICZ