JB. Institute & Carhartt Work In Progress present:
An exhibition & book by Tim Head
Opening & launch: Friday, 29 June 2018
Start: 18:00 h
We are pleased to present ‘Apocalypse Mon’ – the first solo show in Berlin by London-based artist Tim Head featuring a series of screen-prints, collages and flags.
With the artworks for his exhibition, Tim has been processing the madness of Brexit, a rise of nationalism and other stupidities in society, terrorist attacks, the refugee crisis, national tragedies in his neighbourhood like the Grenfell Tower fire and a lot more. All of these events affected him deeply, and noting many parallels with his own life in this highly unsettling era, comparable to the end of the politically charged 1960s that left Great Britain in a deep crisis.
All his frustration, his conflicts, incomprehension, and doubts triggered a dark state. ‘Apocalypse Mon.’
Tim wanted to turn his experience from awkward to bright, from dark to light, changing the frequencies, adjusting the noise and transforming it into a powerful tune. For this exhibition, Tim has incorporated his experiences using 60s Pop Culture references mixed with raw punk energy, but in a contemporary modern London way. All soundtracked to Jungle, Grime and the MC5.
Accompanying the exhibition we launch a new 48-pages book, overflowing with graphics and artworks on various stocks of paper and some Pantone colors.
Available during the exhibition at Raum Vollreinigung, and 24/7 here: jbinstitute.bigcartel.com
Limited edition of apparel
We also produced a limited run of clothes with Carhartt Work In Progress – tie-dyed and screen-printed sweaters, long sleeve shirts and caps, plus a football scarf with a classic Tim Head-styled pattern. Available through the Carhartt WIP online store and at the Carhartt WIP Store Berlin Münzstraße.
Friday, 29 June 2018
29 June – 1 July
Thanks to Carhartt Work In Progress for making the project possible.
Drinks for Raum Vollreinigung provided by Krombacher.
Tim Head Art was born in West London in 1980 and names The Stooges, Picasso, and Wiley as a big influence. Always learning, never perfecting. Making the stuff he likes. His practice extends across a huge variety of mediums, but his works all point back to a sincere love of raw Punk energy and the era of 90s rave culture.
Tim’s art has been shown at Somerset House, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery and now with JB. Institute.
As a graphic artist he has produced work for brands such as Nike, Adidas, NTS, BrainDead, ACE Hotel, Champion, Carhartt and more.
Photos: Stefan Haehnel