Exhibition Preview: Modern Toss 2011 @ Imitate Modern Gallery

By Zoe Craig Last edited 76 months ago
Exhibition Preview: Modern Toss 2011 @ Imitate Modern Gallery

Modern Toss: they're the people behind those savage greetings cards, and the rewriting of the Keep Calm and Carry on posters with the memorable advice to "Buy More Shit or We're All Fucked"…

Last year, we stumbled upon Modern Toss's exhibition at The Outsiders gallery on Greek street while we were Christmas shopping. It made a suitably surreal hiatus to our original task, checking out some very family unfriendly art before setting off again to find some bath salts for Aunt Sue.

This year, they're at a different space, in Devonshire Street. But we're promised the same "unique brand of precision swearing and stylishly cak-handed drawing."

Look out for "incredible work of idiot technology that is the 'Interactive Periodic Table of Swearing' – a four-legged talking table you can operate like a demented organist piping out swear words based on the chemical elements."

We also like the sound of the "range of highly topical multi-functional non-specific protest posters." (See above.) And the chance to get your portrait done by Jon or Mick ("if they're in"), which, it's suggested is "a unique work of art you can carry around for the rest of your life, unless you have plastic surgery."

Silly, but funny; and a rather nice antidote to the schmaltzy goodwill around at this time of year.

Periodic Table of Swearing from Clay Interactive Ltd on Vimeo.

Modern Toss 2011 Seasonal Blow Out is at the Imitate Modern Gallery, 27a Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PN from 9 to 18 December.

Last Updated 06 December 2011