Josh Bitelli‘s STOPTOBER is on at London’s Union Gallery, opening September 16 and running to October 22.
As part of a series of exhibitions at the space curated by Rosanna Puyol, Bitelli carries on his preoccupation with state healthcare providers, particularly the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and the parallels between “the promotion of healthcare and the language of competition”.
In this “rearrangement of images mistaken for actuality”, Bitelli will present new work, including reproductions of health-conscious ephemera —pamphlets, posters, stickers, envelopes, beer mats, postcards, stamps —as well as slogans on the walls and a window structure recalling the health care system.
Named after the NHS-led quit smoking campaign, STOPTOBER follows April’s A Partition —explored in greater detail on aqnb here —and carries on the artist’s ongoing research into systems of care, the institutionalisation of emotion and the politicisation of medicine.
See the Union Gallery website for details.**