Avril Corroon at TACO!
In times of 'permacrisis', do we need to re-evaluate how we communicate urgent ideas and lived experiences? Of course the answer is yes, but in the domain of the visual, how might the urgent messages of our time become the art? This pertains especially to decidedly un-sexy topics, ones that are less easy to market and commodify, yet every day scream out for awareness and action. Largely, they are either not deemed to be aesthetically pleasing, or relegated to further alienation by society. With these ideas in mind, I explore Irish artist Avril Corroon's solo exhibition Got Damp at TACO!, which, as part of a two-year research project, highlights the daily realities of people living with damp in their home across London and Dublin.