SHOUT x Szabotage “Life Got Real”
Exhibition period: 17 September to 17 October, 2021
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11:00 – 20:00
Address: Shop 2033, L2, IFC Mall, Central
SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery is pleased to present our upcoming show “Life Got Real” by the renowned street artist Szabotage. Beginning on 17 September, SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery will be exhibiting the new collections created by the artist at their gallery located in IFC Mall.
The artist’s new collection is a play on the opinion that some iconic cartoon characters and storylines haven’t aged well, with many including outdated cultural depictions. Szabotage poses the question: What would happen if the characters themselves aged disgracefully and gave in to the depraved or humorous side of today’s society?
Famous animated characters are known for their wholesome images, inspirational heroes and life lessons. We all have our own memories of watching the magical world of Disney with its stereotypes and cliches. However, to modern eyes, the classic characters can seem painfully retrograde.
Since having children, Szabotage has been reintroduced to these popular cultural institutions, and is seeing them in a new light; questioning their idealized images and how they portray some problematic ideas about some crucial issues.
“I’ve been inspired by the idea of re-envisioning these characters that we all know and love, in a way that I would imagine them to look and behave today – a tongue-in-cheek version of beloved classics.”
Szabotage reveals a witty mix of past and present and introduces a fun and humorous representation of these romanticized and unrealistic illustrations. The finished product is a mix of thought-provoking personalities, broadening the spectrum of what an animated character should look like and how they might behave.