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Jeremy Deller: Joy in People is the first mid-caree r survey of one of Britain’s most significant contemporary artists. Over th e past two decades\, Jeremy Deller has redefined the rules of contemporary art and become a profound influence on artists emerging today. His practice puts everyday life and experience at the center of his internationally rec ognized collaborative and interactive work\, celebrating how people’s activ ities transform mass culture or become part of the popular imagination itse lf. Deller’s statement that “art isn’t about what you make but what you mak e happen” is reflected in the way that he assembles things\, stages events\ , and orchestrates and directs ephemeral yet galvanizing situations.

\n< p>Joy in People will radically and dynamically transform CAM’s ent ire museum space\, from the galleries to the café\, lobby\, and courtyard. The exhibition features a comprehensive selection of Deller’s major install ations\, photographs\, videos\, posters\, banners\, performances\, and soun d works. Highlights include Open Bedroom (1993)\, a life-size reco nstruction of his first exhibition staged in his parents’ house while they were away on vacation\, and Valerie’s Snack Bar\, a functioning re plica of a Manchester café\, originally created as a float for a parade Del ler orchestrated in 2009 (complemented by large-scale parade banners\, incl uding one designed by David Hockney\, and a video of the procession).

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Many of Deller’s projects over the years have dealt with the social mean ings of popular music and how the use of power by those in authority affect s everyday people. An extensive array of public programs is planned to comp lement the exhibition\, including a live performance of Deller’s pivotal 19 97 work Acid Brass\, in which acid house techno music is played by a traditional brass band\, as well as a discussion between the artist and key participants in It Is What It Is\, his 2009 project about the Iraq War. CAM’s museum store\, CAM POP\, will also be specially curated to reflect Deller’s exuberant embrace of both high and low culture.

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Jeremy Deller (b. 1966\, London\; lives in London) will repr esent Britain at the 2013 Venice Biennale. He studied art history at the Co urtauld Institute of Art and University of Sussex and\, in 2004\, won the T urner Prize. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the New Mus eum of Contemporary Art\, New York (in collaboration with the Museum of Con temporary Art\, Chicago\, and the Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles\, 2009)\, the Palais de Tokyo\, Paris (2008)\, and the Kunstverein in Munch (2005)\, and in major group exhibitions such as September 11\, at MoMA PS1\, L ong Island City\, New York (2011)\, the Sao Paolo Biennale\, Sao Paolo\, Br azil (2010)\, and the 54th Carnegie International\, Carnegie Museum of Art\ , Pittsburgh (2004)\, among many others.

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Jeremy Deller: Joy in People is organized by the Hayward Gallery\, London\, where it was cur ated by Director Ralph Rugoff. The exhibition is coordinated at the Contemp orary Art Museum St. Louis by Chief Curator Dominic Molon and is accompanie d by a fully illustrated catalog ($40).

DTEND:20130428 DTSTAMP:20141226T161452 DTSTART:20130201 GEO:38.6407027;-90.2349429 LOCATION:Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis\,3750 Washington Boulevard \nSt. Louis\, MO 63108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Joy in People\, Jeremy Deller UID:253625 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130201T210000 DTSTAMP:20141226T161452 DTSTART:20130201T190000 GEO:38.6407027;-90.2349429 LOCATION:Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis\,3750 Washington Boulevard \nSt. Louis\, MO 63108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Joy in People\, Jeremy Deller UID:253626 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR