Harry Hill's Art Burp

Comic to act as exhibition tour guide

Harry Hill is to be a tour guide at a new exhibition of surreal art.

Hill will conduct tours of David Shrigley's cartoons and sculptures at the Cornerhouse gallery in Manchester from December.

Hill called the artist ‘funny but profound and subversive’ and said it would be ‘no mean feat’ to try to be funnier than the work on display.

He said: ‘I like the home-made aesthetic. He does what a lot of jokes do, which is spring surprises, at once funny but profound and subversive. He's a true outsider who has somehow snuck under the wire, which is how I feel about my own shtick.’

The exhibition is called How Are You Feeling? and is said to use Shrigley’s art as therapy to help visitors cope with ‘an increasingly crazy and poorly signposted world’.

Shrigley, who is known for his weekly cartoon strip in The Guardian's Weekend magazine, will also direct actors in a series of ‘unique and often participatory performance-based works’ during the exhibition, which opens in October.

Published: 29 May 2012

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