Two challenging new works by artist Mark Titchner were unveiled today across two UK cities as part of the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.
His lead artwork ties the debate on cuts to the arts to other vital large-scale industries currently and previously under threat. The striking graphic works will be visible on a quarter of all available official city poster sites across Birmingham from 12 October to 26 October courtesy of Eastside Projects, an artist-run public gallery in the centre of Birmingham. Titchner has purposefully pitched the phrase in a city where cuts to major industries over the past decade have had dramatic impact.
Titchner’s ‘Cut us, Don’t Kill Us’ is also placed on the 6x3m billboard on the front façade of Eastside Projects. The artist is also developing a wishing machine to protect the arts organisation for the foreseeable future and which will also be installed on the public façade.
25,000 flyers baring the designs will also be handed out at Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regents Park.
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