new exhibitions
GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

Wed to Sat 12 - 5pm

Birmingham Moor St Station

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HAND AND MIND
Feb 3 - Mar 25, 2017
Hand and Mind is an exhibition and series of performances in search of the link between speech and gesture, curated by Vanessa Boni. Artists, writers and choreographers Alex Cecchetti, Liz Magic Laser, Jesper List Thomsen and Hagar Tenenbaum embody language, unsettling the political and theoretical channels of thought and communication.
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SEECUM CHEUNG : THE DUTCH WINDOW
May 5 - Jul 22, 2017
Private view Fri May 5 6pm - 8pm
Seecum Cheung‘s work is based upon a series of interviews which seek to study the rise of right-wing Nationalism within Europe, featuring footage collected from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK. The next chapter of the work will be focussed on the national elections of The Netherlands (March 11th), France (April 23rd + May 7th) and Germany (September 24th) coined as the Super Election Year 2017.
 
The films seek to capture the conditions for those who are presently caught in between the lines of (in)visibility in light of the rising xenophobia and protectionism in Europe, to explore how macro politics can impact upon the micro-happenings of the everyday. A total of four films (or chapters) will be produced in the series, gathering opinions from those who feel unrepresented in contemporary society today on both sides of the spectrum, from immigrants to those who declare to represent the underclass.

Click to enlargeTHE DUTCH WINDOW : SEECUM CHEUNG
May 5 - Jul 22, 2017
Private view Fri May 5 6pm - 8pm
Grand Union will host a single channel video installation, with a focus upon the national elections of The Netherlands, which took place on 15 March 2017.
 
Cheung has been conducting interviews since August 2015, collaborating with media representatives to collect footage from Germany, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK, to map out the differing frames surrounding the rising surge of nationalism within Europe.
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