Madlab responds to Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 by addressing the cultures of the two Koreas, North and South. Since Korea was formally divided in 1948 down the 38th parallel line, the Northern and Southern parts of the peninsula have followed very dissimilar temporal and spatial paths. The division of the nation has created subsequent generations of Koreans who are, in many ways, poles apart, both physically and ideologically. (more…)
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Art provides an opportunity for visualisation and communication of science…
During the Manchester Science Festival 2011, MadLab will be hosting its first science themed exhibition, on the subject of Microbiology and Art (Oct 20 – Nov 11). Items on display will include a range of different representations of links between microbiology and art – photography, jewellery, embroidery, music, painting and so on – produced by science students from MMU. In addition, the Manchester Microbe Map, produced by the intrepid members of DIYBIOMCR will be on display alongside the MMU AIDS banner, and an open call for work. (more…)
Title: Twice Removed
Description: Twice Removed is an exhibition of experimental new project by photography collective ‘A Family Of…’
Start Date: 2011-08-12
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 2011-09-03
End Time: 17:00
Exhibition is not open on Sunday
The broad themes of the project are ‘connection’ and ‘relationship’. Our working method for this exhibition reflects our collaborative approach: each member of the group producing a series of visual starting points, the project has evolved by each person visually responding to any of these to make work that creates a dialogue with each others work. As the project develops the images will make connections with other images, not just through common themes and visual styles, but also through collisions and provocations.
An experimental publication will be linked to the exhibition: the starting point will be an A2 colour poster, each side printed with a selection of images from the project. With the introduction of a cut, or a variety of cuts and folds, the poster can be turned in to a ‘maze’ book, with pages. Each different combination of cut and fold will result in a different book, with a different sequence of images. As each book will generate a different narrative, new connections and themes will become evident in the work.
About ‘A Family Of…’
The nature of ‘A Family Of…”is to produce work as a true collective. There will be no individual authorship of work:- all images are a product of the collaboration, working in this way raises questions and challenges ideas around re-appropriation, copyright and the nature of collaborative work. The exhibition will lead viewers to detect and investigate group and individual concerns, themes and visual approaches.
Title: MuseumMan : Adam Nankervis
Description: Acting as latterday flâneurs Adam Nankervis and David Medalla set out to re-trace the footsteps of Kurt Schwitters and his peregrinations around Manchester, Bury, St Helens, Liverpool during 1946 – 47. This is a talk from Adam about his experience.
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Adam Nankervis and David Medalla have been commissed as the official MERZMAN artists in residence during the 5th – 13th March.
Adam Nankervis is an Australian artist, based in Liverpool and Berlin. He has exhibited globally over the last 20 years. His collaborations with Derek Jarman, David Hockney, Peter Tulley and long-term working partnership with David Medalla – the Fillipino kinetesist, founder of participation, performance artist and conceptualist – have developed a varied experimental practice and participation in a widely diverse set of mediums. Under the banner of MuseumMAN he was representative at The Los Angeles Biennial 2001; LIFE/LIVE Musee D’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris-Centro Culturelle de Belem Portugal curated by Hans Ulrich Orbrist 1996; The Johannesburg Bienniale 1997 curated by Okwai Enwazor and Gerardo Mesquera; Boijmans von Boiningham curated by Peter Fillingham; and exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial 2004/2006,The First Latin American Performance Biennale Santiago 2007,and with Museum MAN and the Franklin Furnace exhibition, History of Dissapearance Centro Culturel de Palacio de la Moneda Santiago Chile, Bereznitska+Partner Gallery Berlin 2009 Adam Nankervis is in the collection of the Arts Council England,James Moores Collection,Leo Keulb Collection and private collections worldwide.
This event is part of the wider MERZMAN : Kurt Schwitters in the Northwest.
Title: KURT MERZ SCHWITTERS – A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Location: MadLab (Downstairs)
Description: An exhibition in graphic novel form about the life and work of artist Kurt Schwitters by Lars Fiske.
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2011-03-05 till 2011-03-31. Excluding Sundays.
End Time: 17:00
Over the past few years Norwegian designer and graphic artist Lars Fiske, has been documenting and illustrating the life and works of Kurt Schwitters, including tracing the history and development of all four of Schwitters’ pioneering Merzbau projects from 1923 to 1948. As artists and academics we can also sometimes become too precious or overly reverential about Schwitters.
He was certainly not perfect and not all his work or ideas were that great. At time we need some corrective or alternative perspectives on Schwitters Lars Fiske has certainly done this with his Kurt Merz Schwitters Graphic Novel project and given us all a quite hilarious, but also scholarly, new insight into Kurt Schwitters and his work.
Lars has just recently been completed the full Schwitters Graphic Novel project and we are privileged to have for MERZMAN and Manchester the first public exhibition of the project outside of Norway.
With support from Littoral Arts Trust.