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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.

THOMAS BOCK
Dec 6, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018
Ikon presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of convict artist Thomas Bock (c.1793 - 1855). Comprising a selection of drawings, paintings and photographs, it demonstrates not only Bock’s technical skill, but also his sensitivity to a wide range of subject matter.
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Click to enlargeEDMUND CLARK : IN PLACE OF HATE
Dec 6, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018
Ikon presents an exhibition of work by British artist Edmund Clark, the culmination of a residency in Europe’s only wholly therapeutic prison environment, HMP Grendon.
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LANGLANDS & BELL
Mar 21 - Jun 10, 2018
Private view Wed Mar 21 6pm - 8pm
Ikon presents an exhibition of new and recent work by British artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, marking the 40th anniversary of their artistic partnership. Featuring the iconic new architecture of global technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, the exhibition includes relief sculptures, installations, and portraits exploring the increasingly profound influence these huge companies will have on all our lives as we enter the Information Age. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Anthony Vidler and an interview with the artists by Dr Hans-Michael Herzog.

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