Tony Benn

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


The everyday is a contested term in current art debates. The everyday encourages associations with the domestic where the ordinary is more commonly encountered as beautiful rather than the sublime. Low-tech materials are often used as a means to access areas of aesthetic experience broaching the ordinary and the everyday. This would be a group exhibition using one or two pieces by each artist as well as other non fine art type objects. This exhibition ‘everyday’ seeks to draw attention to issues of value judgment and category definition. There are a number of artists where the issue of evaluating the good merely appears redundant or contestable. The exhibition seeks to show work from a variety of artists in which the everyday object or everyday activity of each artist makes connections to issues of realism in art practices. The exhibition would also advance new forms of hybridity in art practices that reach out beyond fine art boundaries, for instance exhibiting craft objects that are fundamental to the everyday nature of life such as a small airplane engine.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2011
Eventexhibition - Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Rusking University, Cambridge, 13 October - 3 November 2011
Duration: 13 Oct 2011 → …


  • Everyday experience
  • sculpture
  • painting
  • photography
  • video


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