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Magda Archer
I Don't Know
09.11.23 / 24.12.23

I Don't Know

Helm is proud to announce our solo show with contemporary mixed-media artist Magda Archer. The exhibition titled I Don't Know will consist of rare archival works and never before seen pieces, tied together through her trademark wry wit and unflinching humour.

Speaking of the title of the show, Magda says '"I don't know' is a perfectly valid response to just about any question you can be asked. Embracing uncertainty leaves you open to a much broader experience of life, a bigger picture. For me, not knowing doesn't lead to anxiety, rather to a sense of calm and a re-setting of my head to all of life's possibilities."

Coming off the back of several high-profile collaborations including work with Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Bristolian punk-band IDLES, her one-of-a-kind, eclectic art will be on display from 9.11.23 – 24.12.23 with a private viewing on the opening night from 7-10pm.

During the course of the exhibition there will be several exciting accompanying events and releases including: Live screen-printing, an exclusive posterzine and the rare opportunity to secure advanced copies of her unreleased lyric book with IDLES.

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About the artist

Bringing an infectious mix of wry humour and vibrant British nostalgia contemporary artist Magda Archer has gained a reputation for unique, uplifting and thought-provoking works that perfectly capture the perpetual anxiety of the modern age. 

Trained at Ravensbourne College of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, Magda has worked on collaborations with Comme des garçons, Marc Jacobs and this year produced a collaborative lyric book with Bristolian punk band 'IDLES' to great reception. 

Always one to defy convention, Magda's work is more relevant than ever – strikingly provocative and immediately hilarious, her following continues to grow as her work becomes more and more recognisable, her paintings and collage work helping define the feelings of a generation.

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Magda Archer

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