The British Council supported a multi-part program featuring influential British artist Tim Etchells' Forced Entertainment at MCA Chicago and CAP UCLA.
When: February 18-27, 2016 and December 6-11, 2016
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) at UCLA
Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in Sheffield, England. His work ranges from performance to video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction. He is the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and an independent visual artist and writer of fiction. He has worked in collaboration with visual artists, choreographers, and photographers, including Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz, Asta Groting, Wendy Houstoun, Elmgreen & Dragset, Philipp Gehmacher, Hugo Glendinning, Vlatka Horvat and many others.
In recent years, Etchells has exhibited widely in the context of visual arts, with solo shows at Gasworks and Sketch (London), Künstlerhaus Bremen, Gallery Jakopic, and Ljubljana and Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow), as well as in many international biennials. He has published a novel The Broken World (Heinemann), an acclaimed monograph on contemporary performance and Forced Entertainment, Certain Fragments (Routledge), Vacuum Days (Storythings), and While You Are With Us Here Tonight (LADA).
More information on Tim and Forced Entertainment in his own words and images can be found here.