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Norman has a reputation for bringing new talent to the fore. This group show is titled ‘London Zeitgeist’ -- a reference to his 1982 show -- and that aims to capture the spirit of the now, circa 2021. Who else from your contemporaries would you also include as part of this Spirit?

MATT COPSON:
So many… I think it’s pathetic that the UK institutions mostly gave up during lockdown at a time when there was such a large audience for contemporary art. I loved Meriem Benanni’s online videos she during the time, A.G. Cook’s ‘7G’ and CIRCA, duh.

"I think it's important that [art is] not only for visitors who actively decide to go and see an exhibition - because that it a minority," he says. "Let's use social media. Let's use technology." - Hans Ulrich Obrist

For Obrist, the surreal work of artist Matt Copson is an excellent example of multi-platform digital art. Obrist selected Copson as a digital innovator, using technology to impact the status quo, for the WIRED / Intel Upstarts series.