Garfield in 2D
Bora Akıncıtürk, David Attwood, Philip Hinge, Jaakko Pallasvuo
August 19 - September 10, 2022
Garfield and His Relation to the Political Unconscious. G.P.K

Bora Akıncıtürk
Vintage Enesco GARFIELD Creamer 1981| I Love Moo Juice United Feature Syndicate
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 cm

David Attwood
YOU WORK AND THEN YOU DIE (Study for a bedroom mural)
2020 - 2022
Paintings made by the artist's mother according to his instructions
Acrylic on canvas
40.5 x 30.5 cm each

Philip Hinge
Floating into nothing
Acrylic on canvas
40.5 x 50 cm

Jaakko Pallasvuo
Canvas print
30 x 30 cm

Disneyland Paris exhibition design: Ceiling pull cord light switch and vintage Garfield Fantasy pin, environmental dimensions.

...Jim Davis’ Garfield provides such interesting material for fan art as its humour allows for an endless repetition of punchlines concerning Jon’s ambivalent feelings to domestic life. This lack of resolution invites interventions to try to resolve or to heighten the antagonisms in the original material. Garfield fan art draws out the anxieties about consumption at work in Garfield and how consumption constituted its genesis. Further, Garfield and its fandom might show us the ways in which ironic art can serve to build social connections in contrast to the potentially alienating effects of didactic art in an atomized society of Jons. It is for this reason that I believe artists, writers and critics everywhere must be ready, on behalf of those who have nothing to lose but their chains, to stand up and say meow meow meow meow meow.

(Geoffrey Pussy-Kat).