The Art of Ping Pong 2016

[l-r] James Joyce, Studio Moross, Jon Burgerman

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The Art of Ping Pong 2016

Bat your eyes at the creative dalliances from this year's edition of smashing art project, The Art of Ping Pong...

The creative’s leisure pursuit of choice has been served an annual ace over the last four years by charity art project, The Art of Ping Pong. Founded by creative agency Fivefootsix, which was closed by its founding partners Mark McConnachie and Algy Batten in 2015, the project continues under the leadership of Batten; and 2016’s edition (in support of The Alzheimer’s Society) is another grand slam.

Matt Blease

Matt Blease

As always, it’s an impressive list of artists involved in the creative defacing of a series of table tennis bats — the honours list going a little like this: Matt Blease, Jon Burgerman, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Philip Colbert, Jacob Everett, Filfury, Ryan Gander, James Joyce, Kai & Sunny, Alan Kitching, Lacey, Linda Linko, Lakwena Maciver, Studio Moross, Morag Myerscough, Thierry Noir, Nylon Sky, Damien Poulain, Lauren Rolwing, David Shillinglaw, and Wilfrid Wood.

The names involved ensure that this year’s project is as riotous as ever, from the Chapman brothers’ Brexit-baiting (‘just because you’re sorry you voted leave doesn’t mean you’re not a cunt’) to Wilfrid Wood’s scary sculptural work, and trademark interventions from folk like Morag Myerscough and Thierry Noir; 2016’s The Art of Ping Pong is never dull.

The reimagined paddles can be bid on at www.theartofpingpong.co.uk throughout November, an official launch party will take place from 6 — 9pm Thursday 3 November at Shoreditch’s 71A Gallery; the exhibition will continue until 8 November. Expect DJs and creative collabs at the opening, books, posters and other merchandise available throughout the course of the show.

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Jake & Dinos Chapman

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Thierry Noir

Thierry Noir

Jacob Everett

Jacob Everett

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing

Linda Linko

Linda Linko

Damien Poulain

Damien Poulain

Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander

David Shillinglaw

David Shillinglaw

Wilfrid Wood

Wilfrid Wood

Kai & Sunny

Kai & Sunny

Alan Kitching

Alan Kitching

Nylon Sky

Nylon Sky

Filfury

Filfury

Lakwena Maciver

Lakwena Maciver

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