Francis Alÿs, Martin Boyce, Pierre Bismuth, Christine Borland, Tobias Collier, Zeyad Dajani, Ceal Floyer, Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Hernandez & Fernando Ortega,
Anya Gallacio, Denis Glaser, Graham Gussin and Jeremy Millar, Roger Hiorns, Mark Hosking, Emma Kay, Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky,
John Latham, Jason Martin, Laura Medler, Mejor Vida Corporation, Jonathan Monk, Anna Mossman, John Murphy, Hayley Newman,
Stefan Nikolaev, Matt O’dell, Jeroen Offerman, Simon Patterson, Orit Raff, Gary Rough, Lindsay Seers, Petroc SestiI, Efrat Shvily,
Santiago Sierra, Ross Sinclair, Jemima Stehli, Koen Vanmechelen, Jane & Louise Wilson, Keith Wilson, Simon Wood
Following the sensationalism of the YBA generation of artists and the
prominence of British art internationally over the last decade, there is
considerable interest in the next generation of artists.
‘A Shot in the Head’ combines the younger generation of Lisson Gallery artists
with a selection of innovative emerging artists that are pointing towards new
This exhibition aims to offer an insight into the world of some of the most
diverse and esoteric young artists working today. From Koen Vanmechelen’s
‘Cosmopolitan Chicken’, a breeding quest that aims to produce the definitive
European chicken; to Graham Gussin and Jeremy Millar’s ‘Abandoned Airport’, a
work which offers an opportunity to undertake a clandestine mission to a
hidden location in Norway.
‘A Shot in the Head’ follows in the tradition of other large group shows presented
at the Lisson Gallery over the last decade, ‘Real Allegories’, 1989; ‘Out of Sight, Out
of Mind’, 1993; ‘Wonderful Life’, 1994; ‘Ideal Standard Summertime’, 1996; and
‘Then and Now’ 1998;
Many artists included in these shows continue to develop interesting work. Six
artists from ‘Wonderful Life’ are currently exhibiting in ‘ Intelligence, New British Art
2000’ at Tate Britain.