Lara Prendergast Lara Prendergast

Jeremy Deller is lost in Walthamstow

It must have seemed a great idea to take Jeremy Deller’s aggressive look at contemporary Britain to the William Morris gallery. But it doesn't fit there

At the Venice Biennale last year, Jeremy Deller presented English Magic in the British Pavilion. It was an aggressive look at contemporary Britain and featured protest art based on socialist politics. It’s fitting, then, that the show has transferred to the William Morris gallery in Walthamstow; no doubt the libertarian socialist would be proud to see Deller’s work displayed in his old house.

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