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IKON GALLERY

Brindleyplace, 1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS
0121 248 0708

www.ikon-gallery.org

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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: KÄTHE KOLLWITZ
Sep 13 - Nov 26, 2017
Käthe Kollwitz (née Schmidt, 1867–1945) was one of the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and later sculpture. This exhibition focuses on around forty works from the British Museum’s remarkable print collection, alongside material drawn from other UK public collections. The exhibition highlights the importance of Kollwitz’s work and celebrates the enduring impact of her powerful and affecting images.
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Click to enlargeSOFIA HULTÉN : HERE’S THE ANSWER, WHAT’S THE QUESTION
Sep 13 - Nov 26, 2017
Private view Mon Nov 13 6pm - 8pm
The most comprehensive exhibition to date by Berlin-based artist Sofia Hultén (b. 1972 Stockholm): Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question. A judicious selection of sculptures, installations and films, the exhibition conveys an ongoing preoccupation with the nature of the material world and the way we navigate it through time.
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ANNA MOLKSA : HE WEAVERS
Sep 13 - Nov 26, 2017
Polish artist, Anna Molska (b. 1983, Prudnik), explores modernist and socialist utopias through her work, and uses them as a pretext for the analysis of contemporary reality.
 
Molska’s 12 minute film The Weavers/Die Weber (2009) is based on Gerhart Hauptmann’s 1894 play inspired by the 1844 rebellion of Silesian weavers against the poverty of their lives and harsh working conditions. The play is also the subject of a series of prints currently being shown at Ikon that established Käthe Kollwitz’s reputation as a major artistic figure in Germany before the First World War.

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