Modern history vol.III

Tyman, Derek and Rushton, Emma (2015) Modern history vol.III. [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

The exhibition Modern History Vol.III was one of three related group exhibitions realised at different venues across the North West in 2015. The exhibitions were curated by Lynda Morris, Professor of Art History and Curation at Norwich University of the Art. Artists featured included: Pavel Buchler, Rosalind Nashabibi & Lucy Skaer, David Osbaldeston, Conrad Atkinson, Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Bevan. The purpose of the exhibitions was to offer alternative perspectives on cultural, social, and political change, from different generations of artists based in the North West of England. To present a microcosm of dialogues occurring, articulating how these are intertwined with the world today. The guiding principle behind the exhibitions was that history is easily forgotten, and efforts should be made to remember it. Modern History Vol III addressed national and international, social and political issues post-1969. I presented a work, produced with artist Emma Rushton, which had previously been shown in solo exhibitions in the Netherlands (2007) and Germany (2009). The film work Will Someone Stop You...? consisted of edited archival footage (colour, 17mins) and a wall text, addressing the illegal flight of West German Mathias Rust in to Moscow’s Red Square in May 1987. A publication was produced, featuring documentation of work in the exhibition along with an introductory essay Modern History by Lynda Morris and exhibition essay The Owl of Minerva by Richard Parry, Curator, Grundy Art Gallery. The exhibitions were funded by Arts Council England, with support from Lancashire City Council and Manchester School of Art and took place between April and November 2015. Modern History Vol.1, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, (25 April - Saturday 13 June 2015); Modern History Vol. 2, The Atkinson, Southport (18 August-8 November 2015); Modern History Vol. 3, at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre ((19 September-21 November 2015).

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