Spike Island

Andy Holden's MI!MS comes to Spike Island

Andy Holden's ambitious installation MI!MS opens at Spike Island in May. The exhibition includes film, large-scale sculpture and performance to explore the output and legacy of the MI!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity) artistic movement, which Holden founded with friends before training as an artist in 2003.

The movement’s manifesto stated “MI!MS is about the willingness to be lied to and the will to believe! It’s about the intense sadness of our unrealistic dreams, and the intense joy of our desire for them.” Read the full manifesto here.

The exhibition runs from 3 May to 29 June, with a preview on Friday 2 May, 6-9pm. In the meantime, please enjoy this trailer filmed and edited by Adam M N Jones.