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James Gillray

This exhibition of the work of famed English caricaturist James Gillray was selected from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. It emphasised Gillray’s engagement with British politics, the French Revolution, and the ridiculous excesses of fashionable and courtly society. The exhibition emphasised how Gillray used of a language of excess and exaggeration in the service of sharply observed satire. It took place between 5 May and 1 July 2012, in parallel to a large solo exhibition by Mika Rottenberg, echoing her similarly sharp and subversive use of absurdity. 

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