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IKON GALLERY

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

www.ikon-gallery.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ : PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
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 enlargeOSMAN YOUSEFZADA : BEING SOMEWHERE ELSE
Jun 6 - 29, 2018 FINAL WEEK
This is the first solo exhibition by Birmingham-born fashion designer Osman Yousefzada. A leading light of London Fashion Week, Osman works at the intersection of art and fashion, combining his multi-disciplinary design practice with a strong sense of social commentary.

MARK TITCHNER : FIND YOUR WORLD IN OURS
Jun 20 - Jul 8, 2018
Ikon and Supersonic Festival present a series of newly commissioned digital artworks. Find your world in ours is developed with artist Mark Titchner and features films that explore ideas of ritual, repetition and collective experience. Artists include Anna Barriball, Sean Dower, Mustafa Hulusi, John Lawrence and Rachel Lowe. Reflecting Titchner’s interest in the intersection between visual art and experimental music these works are presented at Ikon and as large scale projections during Supersonic Festival (22–24 June 2018).

FRANCIS AL¾S : KNOTS’N DUST
Jun 20 - Sep 9, 2018
Curated by Marie Muracciole.
Organised by the Beirut Art Center, the exhibition is an outcome of Al˙s’ long-term interest in current affairs in the Middle East and his frequent travelling to that part of the world, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. Featuring new work in a mix of animation, drawing, film, painting and photography, the exhibition is a reflection on the notion of turbulence, from simple instability to chaos, from a meteorological phenomenon to bigger geopolitical pictures, from a simple knot in the hair to an ascending spiral. Knots represent links and bonds, as well as resistance and binding.

VLADIMĶR KOKOLIA : EPIPHANY
Jul 4 - Sep 9, 2018
Ikon shows the first UK exhibition of work by renowned Czech artist Vladimķr Kokolia. A combination of new and recent paintings, plus drawings and installations, the show exemplifies an intensely experimental attitude that distils abstraction from everyday experience.

YOUNG BIRMINGHAM ARTISTS
Jul 11 - Aug 19, 2018
Before it opened in 1965, the young artists who founded Ikon were often showing their work at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in its premises on New Street. To coincide with the launch of the Medicine Bakery & Gallery in this beautiful Victorian venue, works by these artists and a number of their contemporaries feature in an exhibition that revisits Ikon’s origins. Including Peter Berry, Jesse Bruton, Trevor Denning, Robert Groves, Sylvani Merilion, David Prentice, Dinah Prentice, John Salt and Pamela Scott Wilkie.

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