The internationally recognized artist David Shirgley and Flying Tiger Copenhagen (formerly known as Tiger) presents a new collaboration in Kunsthal Aarhus.
To the broad public David Shrigley is known for his sculptures, paintings and books, as well as his humorous and satirical drawings for the Guardian and BBC. For the past 12 months he has been designing smartphone covers, tablet covers, computer sleeves, notebooks, pencils, tote bags and much more creating the design series Strong Messages.
When Kunsthal Aarhus on August 25th at 5pm presents Strong Messages there will be a unique goodiebag with objects signed by David Shrigley for the first 40 guests. The event will be open to all and besides the direct Skype interview with David Shrigley, a series of animation film/short movies will also be shown.
“The good thing about working with Flying Tiger Copenhagen is that they produce items accessible to most people. I have previously produced lots of merchandise, but this is the first time I work with a company who also has focus on producing the goods. The items are very simple and in a sense I like the fact that they (the works) are uncomplicated and simple. It’s all about making the art accessible to as many (people) as possible. Art is not supposed to be exclusive/reserved for the few. It should be democratic“ says Shrigley.
The humorous and whimsical Shrigley goods will be sold in the shops from Friday August 26th. There will be drawings and messages with double meaning. Art has the ability to surprise us and give us a new perspective of the world, and Flying Tiger Copenhagen aims to promote art by giving us high quality art experiences in the shops.
Launch in Kunsthal Aarhus
August 25th, 5–7pm
Goodiebags with signed products by David Shrigley to the first 40 guests, film screening and Skype conversation between David Shrigley and artistic director Jacob Fabricius
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