04 Aug – 30 Aug 2009
Jessica Voorsanger’s work investigates popular culture with a particular fascination for celebrity. She uses a range of different media from performance and installation to mail art and beadwork. As part of Starstruck in 2008, she installed a nightclub in the New Art Gallery Walsall providing an opportunity for visitors to perform karaoke and to dress up in specially created costumes.
In 2006 as part of TV Swansong she worked on a project with CBBC programme Smart culminating in an alternative Turner Prize presented by Matthew Collings. Voorsanger is the first artist in the Whitechapel Gallery’s annual series of children’s commissions. Each year a major new work of art will be presented especially for visitors aged 4–12. During the summer holidays, a gallery will be transformed into a space for them to explore and discover on their own terms.
Additional support from S.M. Rumbold Carpets