Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 25
© Jeremy Hutchison, 2020.
Jeremy Hutchison is a British artist based in London. Working across performance, sculpture, text and video, his practice plunges a disruptive logic into the smooth mechanisms of consumer capitalism. Many of his projects intervene in systems of production - factories, film studios, workplaces, labour platforms - exploring the relationship between consumerism and Empire. Through the perversion of commercial modes of production, he weaponises humour and absurdity to political ends: power relations are reversed, language is inverted, behavioural norms are accelerated or capsized. His works are rehearsals for an uncertain kind of freedom.
In various performances, he has outsourced his creative process to an investment banker, inserted money into ATM machines, and turned a high-end fashion boutique into a sex shop. He has collaborated with Japanese police officers and attempted to buy Palestinian milk from Israeli supermarkets. For one of his key projects, he commissioned factories across the world to manufacture intentional errors into their products. The project became a dysfunctional luxury brand: ERRATUM®. His social media feed is an ongoing correspondence with Mark Zuckerberg.
Hutchison's work has exhibited internationally, including recent shows at the ICA London, Modern Art Oxford, V&A Museum, Fondazione Prada, Z33, Kunstverein Weisbaden, EVA Biennale, Grand Union, Jerwood Space, Southbank Centre and the Royal Society of Sculptors in London. He received a distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art and was a fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Programme, NYC. He is an associate lecturer at Goldsmith's College and London College of Communication.