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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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LANGLANDS & BELL : INTERNET GIANTS: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Mar 21 - Jun 10, 2018
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.

OSMAN YOUSEFZADA : BEING SOMEWHERE ELSE
Jun 6 - 29, 2018
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 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.

Click to enlargeVLADIMÍR 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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