Two years after his performance behind closed doors at a Bunker105 to Inside the Office, which revealed the art and personality of David Shillinglaw the Parisian public, Jekyllethyde is pleased to present the first solo show in London this public Saturday, October 20 at the gallery Openspace. The opportunity to meet this young artist about his latest book "The Dance of 1000 Faces" edited with the help of Agnes B, as well as an exhibition of woodwork, extracts from his diary, paintings and drawings, carefully prepared in his studio in North London.
From 20 to 26 October 2012
Opening in the presence of the artist on Saturday 20 to 18h.
56, Rue Alexandre Dumas
Metro: Alexandre Dumas (L2) or Rue Balls (L9)
File this squarely under “would never happen in the U.S.” but French lawmakers have a fascinating new idea to combat body image issues: require disclaimers on Photoshopped or otherwise “enhanced” images of people.
The required warning would be needed in newspaper and magazine advertising, press photos, product packaging, political campaigns and art photography, according to the Telegraph. The language will reportedly be: “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance.”
The proposed law comes from French MP Valerie Boyer and is inspired by a recent report she authored on anorexia and bulemia. She points to the deterimental effect that unrealistic body images can have on adolescents: “Many young people, particularly girls, do not know the difference between the virtual and reality, and can develop complexes from a very young age. In some cases this leads to anorexia or bulimia and very serious health problems.”
More than 50 French politicians have voiced support for the law. If passed, advertisers who break it would be subject to a fine of £30,000 (about $48,200 USD), or 50 percent of the campaign cost.
What do you think: should this law pass? Is Photoshopped body imagery a public health issue?
[via Ars Technica]