press release

Nothing If Not Satirical highlights the important contribution that artists have made to contemporary political debates using the twin media of video art and irreverent humour. It features landmark works by artists who have redefined the role of satire in video art and formed part of a season of avant-garde film and video works being shown at major British galleries in Winter 2003/2004. Other venues included: Tate Britain (‘Artists’ Film in Britain’, taking place throughout 2003 and 2004), Tate Liverpool (‘Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance’), The National Gallery (‘Bill Viola: The Passions’), and Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute (‘Unlimited Edition: Film & Video Work’). The exhibition was organised by The Nunnery and curated by Pryle Behrman.

Pryle Behrman is a critic and curator who lives and works in London. He writes regularly for many of Britain’s leading art magazines on a wide range of topics, although in recent years he has specialised more and more on the history and practice of video art.


Nothing If Not Satirical
Kurator: Pryle Behrman

mit David Blandy, Kip Fulbeck, Coco Fusco, Doug Hall, Jenny Holzer, Tracey Moffatt, Martha Rosler