oung people in modern Britain are burdened with stereotypes. The media tells us young people are stressed, lonely and underpaid. However, it also tells us that they can’t afford housing because they spend too much money on coffee and avocados. Taking an alternative approach, this exhibition highlights the candid moments of everyday life for young people in modern Britain. It explores the ways in which young people navigate the quotidian complexities, difficulties and misconceptions of British life today.

For the Love of Avocados explores the everyday experience of young people as a unique generation growing up with precarity as a determining condition, in the form of austerity, climate change, the rise of the far right, and generational political divides. This form of precarious life composes a new generational experience. But this exhibition hopes to connect these dramatic, sweeping conditions with the varied, local lived experiences of young people today. As an online show, we aim to explore these ideas not only through the artworks themselves, but by placing them in dialogue with an enhanced online public programme of live and recorded videos, featuring discussions with artists, key thinkers, academics and curators.

Art plays a central role in the composition of generational identity and now, more than ever, it is important to reveal the actuality of the broke millennial behind the avocado.


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