Artist Interview: Stuart Whipps – The Kipper and The Corpse
The Kipper and The Corpse
11 September — 15 September 2019
Ikon presents an ‘exposition’ by artist Stuart Whipps, part of his long-term art project The Kipper and The Corpse (2004–ongoing). A vast body of work, it is a multifaceted reflection on the closure of the Longbridge motor works in Birmingham, the last British-owned volume car manufacturer. A 1979 Mini, fully refurbished by Whipps, is the focal point of the exposition alongside photography, texts and archival material from the period, exemplifying his interest in the ramifications of the past on the present through cycles of political and socio-economic change.