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Beaconsfield: Factory: This Artist is Deeply Dangerous - Bob and Roberta Smith - 22 Feb 2009 to 21 Feb 2010

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22 Feb 2009 to 21 Feb 2010

Beaconsfield
22 Newport Street
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London
SE11 6AY
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Artists in this exhibition: Bob and Roberta Smith


Factory: This Artist is Deeply Dangerous

Bob and Roberta Smith

…in residence 22 February 2009 – 21 February 2010
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY



As recession bites, Bob & Roberta Smith are making the most of the spacious Beaconsfield premises, turning the former Ragged School into a prolific site of production for one whole year.

Beaconsfield is currently inviting the public to view Bob and Roberta Smith's work in progress 'This Artist is Deeply Dangerous'. The work takes inspiration from Tennis Correspondent of the Guardian, Steve Bierley's remarkable article on the artist Louise Bourgeois.

This 11 meter long work is the most complex painting Bob and Roberta Smith has done to date. People can see Bob and Roberta Smith working on the painting in Gallery 1 until August, when it will travel to the Edinburgh Festival. The painting will then return to Beaconsfield to be shown in Bob’s Factory Outlet exhibition in Autumn 2009.

Bob says “The work could be called 'One Song to the Tune of Another', let me explain, in the manner of the popular Radio 4 programme 'I'm sorry I haven't a clue', last summer, the Guardian sent its Arts writers to review sports events and its sports writers to review Art events. Among the results was this amazingly frank analysis of the differences between art and sport by tennis correspondent Steve Bierley. Oddly one visitor to Beaconsfield last week was Jeremy Hardy who once sang Teenage Kicks to the tune of Jerusalem during an edition of 'I am sorry I haven't a clue.'”

Bob and Roberta Smith believe the activity of art is the important thing. Art is not simply about objects or Artists. “There should be no Artists, just people making art.”


This is the first in the Beaconsfield series Phase, which turns the spotlight on mid-career artists with whom the organisation has had a significant past relationship.
Beaconsfield Commissions 2009

Beaconsfield offers a space for artists and audiences to experience high quality ('beacon'), challenging, new art works in a wide range ('field') of contemporary visual art media through commissions, group exhibitions, performances, publications and events.


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