Michele Horrigan Back
Adam Chodzko at Camden Art Centre

In April 2023 Camden Art Centre, London presented a conversation event with editor and publisher Michele Horrigan and launch of artist Adam Chodzko’s new ACA PUBLIC publication Ah, look, you can still just about see his little legs sticking out from it all!

Emerging from a lifelong relationship with Pieter Bruegel’s sixteenth-century painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, Chodzko’s extensive new writing weaves a path through a vast ocean of associative thought. Richly illustrated with his many multimedia artworks made over the last thirty years. Set against a backdrop of pervasive globalisation, experiences of austerity politics in Britain, and the rise of the digital algorithm, Chodzko calls out the hypocrisy and hostility of contemporary society – his keen observations and humour draw attention to where art’s purpose might lie in the world today, envisioning new ways of seeing, forms of empathy, and a conscious ecological awareness.