Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Dogsy Ma Bone Hood, 2016


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About the product

A unique ‘Dogsy Ma Bone Hood’, 2016 by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd. Commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial, ‘Dogsy Ma Bone’, 2016 was a performance inspired by Betty Boop’s 'A Song A Day' (1936) and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical 'Threepenny Opera' (1928). The film was made in conjunction with 78 Liverpool-based children, who collaborated with Chetwynd on script and props - as well as starring in the film itself. 

About the artist

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2012, is widely known for her carnivalesque live performances, which feature homemade costumes and a varying ensemble of friends and family. These performances share elements of the bawdy anarchy of sixteenth-century wandering troupes, foregrounding key moments from art history and cultural production.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b. 1973) lives and works in Glasgow), UK. Solo exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014); Studio Voltaire, London (2014); New Museum, New York (2011); Sadie Coles HQ (London, 2011 – restaged at Tate Britain in 2012); Consortium, Dijon (2008); and Migros Museum, Zurich (2007)); and Studio Voltaire, London (2005). The artist is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.