Werner Büttner in Duh? Art & Stupidity, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Duh? Art & Stupidity is a group exhibition featuring existing and previously unseen works by gallery artist Werner Büttner. The exhibition looks at stupidity as a subject and a tactic of art making, with a particular focus on its relationship to the politics and performance of identity. High culture is meant to keep its audience from being stupid, but artists have repeatedly drawn upon stupidity, or playing stupid, as a form of dissidence, irreverence or as a means to cast off received thinking.