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The Hayward's show 'Laughing in a Foreign Language', which closes this Sunday, explores the role of laughter and humour in contemporary art. In a time of increasing globalisation, this exhibition of work by international artists questions if humour can only be appreciated by people with similar cultural, political or historical backgrounds and memories, or whether laughter can act as a catalyst for understanding what you are not familiar with.

'Laughing in a Foreign Language' investigates the whole spectrum of humour, from jokes, gags and slapstick to irony, wit and satire. The exhibition brings together more than 70 videos, photographs and interactive installation works by more than 30 artists from all around the world.


To play Kutlug Ataman's 'Turkish Delight' click here.

To play Taiyo Kimura's 'Typical Japanese English' click here.

To play Marcus Coates's 'Journey to the Lower World' click here.


Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery
Until 13 April
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
T +44 (0)20 7921 0631


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