Gavin Turk — Sneer Wallpaper
2016 Each roll: 10000 x 520 mm (394 x 20 inches) Unlimited edition Sold by the roll Published by Other Criteria
With cartoonish humour, this brash wall paper consumes the act of resistance – the punkish sneer – in a reminder of the outside being embraced by the capitalist inside. Marlon Brando’s character in the post war mob film on the Waterfront is an archetype of the male working class hero. But even he, in answer to the question ‘What are you rebelling against’ – sullenly snarled ‘what’ve you got?’ In these worrying times there is no rebellion beyond the voting booth.