'They came via the gift shop after peeling back the security shutter. From the recently upgraded security cameras (the old ones had become totally blind after years of staring at bright white walls), the Director could see that the intruders had browsed briefly before they started smashing things up. She shook her head quietly as large shrink-wrapped exhibition catalogues were thrown across the shop, smashing into works for sale on the shelves, sending fragments and splinters of ceramic and coloured glass across the floor.' – Bedwyr Williams, 'The Militia'
This major new body of work by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams interrogates the role of the art institution within contemporary society. Via sculpture, video, painting and drawing, Williams parodies fetishistic architectural motifs and bureaucratic hierarchies appropriated within the culture sector and the city.
Bedwyr Williams MILQUETOAST is a Southwark Park Galleries touring exhibition produced in partnership with Ty Pawb and Aberystwyth Art Centre.
MILQUETOAST is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, The Colwinston Charitable Trust, The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment, Arts Council England, Southwark Council, Omni Colour, Wrexham County Borough Council, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion County Council and Theatrum Mundi.