HOXTON 253 art project space
253 Hoxton Street
Sunday 24th November (Opening hours: 12-6pm)
101 Automated machines, McDonald’s burger bags, batteries, staples, 2011-present Contemporary British Artist Paul Chisholm hosts a one-day performance of “Mc Whimsical”
Comprising of 101 automated McDonald’s Burger bags. The gallery becomes a circus for new ideas about how, what, when and where we consume. McDonald’s is not singled out here however the company stands in place for the ohhh-most recognisable tour de force in global capitalisation in fact there is a term for this the McEconomy coined by the economist magazine. The cost of a Big Mac showing each country’s economic and consumerist power by the cost of a Big Mac!
The work goes deeper and asks us to question our relationship with food, agriculture, the environment, meat eating and the homogenisation of consumption and capitalist ideals.
Fast food, fast lives, fast living and the hunger of the world’s most poor people it’s only 99p that is the equivalent to the daily working wage of approximately 10% of the worlds working poor.
This is not just another piece of performance of Art but a spectacle of a 21st century Post-apocalyptic Landscape Painting.
FREE HAMBURGERS & ALL-DAY FIZZ INCLUDED!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Paul Chisholm (1983) born in Canterbury, England and brought up in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He studied at Nottingham Trent University (2004) before doing his MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in London (2018/2019).
Chisholm’s practice has been featured on The BBC, The Daily Star, Metro Newspaper, Attitude magazine and more. He came to notoriety in 2017 when he sold “The Worlds most painful dildo” as dubbed by the press at Christies, London in Aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Recent exhibitions include Too much World at the Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea London curated by Anni Lii from the Sotheby’s Institute, Cookies & Coke at The Old Biscuit factory, Bermondsey London (Batch Artists), Paint at White Conduit Projects, London and The Everyday exhibition, curated by Visual Aids, La mama Galleria, New York.
He lives between Bletchingley in Surrey & Amsterdam, Holland.