new exhibitions
IKON GALLERY

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

www.ikon-gallery.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

New Street Station


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ANNA MOLKSA : THE 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.

Click to enlargeFRANCIS ALžS : 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.

VLADIMÍR KOKOLIA : EPIPHANY
Jul 4 - Sep 9, 2018
Ikon shows the first UK exhibition of work by renowned Czech artist Vladimír 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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