Alan Kane

London, United Kingdom
APT London
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Born in 1961 in Nottingham, United Kingdom, Alan Kane lives and works in London. Kane’s practice is concerned with blurring the boundary between the artist and the viewer. His work challenges the system of hierarchies that privileges certain artistic forms over others, notably the distinction between high art and more common cultural activity. While producing a singular body of work that includes photography and installation, his practice is also involved in framing instances of everyday creativity. Kane is well know for his long-term collaboration with Jeremy Deller, which has yielded a number of works, including the “Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK” (2000-ongoing), an extensive project gathering objects, performances and events associated with Britain’s local folk culture.

Recent solo exhibitions and projects include “Vanitas Vanitatum Omnia Vanitas” at the London College of Fashion (2010), the Artangel/ Jerwood Open commission for Channel 4 television (2009), “Disarrays” at Ancient & Modern, London (2009) and “The Stratford Hoard”, Art on the Underground, Stratford Station, London (2008). His work has also been shown as part of “The Comic in Art” at Tate Britain, London (2010), “On Publications, Portrait, Peformance and Public Art, Modern Institute, Glasgow (2010), “Insiders: Experience, Practice, and Know-wow” at CAPC Musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (2009), “Amateurs”* at CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2008), “From One Revolution to Another”* at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), “Strange Weight” at Martos Gallery, New York (2007) and “If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it” at The Showroom, London (2006). * realized in collaboration with Jeremy Deller

Alan Kane is represented by Ancient & Modern, London.

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