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The Connor Brothers
Founded 2000's – United Kingdom
The Connor Brothers is the pseudonym for British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle. The duo came to prominence in 2012 and for several years maintained their anonymity by using a fictional biography.
Best known for their Pulp Fiction series the pair are also known for their activist work and their playful hoaxes. In 2014 they created a fictional museum – The Hanbury Collection, which fused truth and fiction in such a way as to render it impossible to work out which exhibits were real and which were not. This obsession with truth and fiction can be seen throughout their work, and is particularly relevant in the current climate of fake news, post-truth and social media obsession.
"It's okay to be different. Actually, it's much more than ok: being different will one day become an asset."
Read Mike Snelle’s humorous essay on exhibiting at the Artemizia Annex!