6pm and 8pm on Friday 19th March to celebrate the launch of two new exceptional contemporary visual art exhibitions, Bad Faith and Collected Readings at the Golden Thread Gallery.
Collected Readings is an exhibition of works selected from the British Council Collection that sets out to explore aspects of word in display. The exhibition consists of works featuring text as an integral element of the image by eleven celebrated artists: Fiona Banner, Ian Breakwell, Victor Burgin, Jimmie Durham, Tracey Emin, Hamish Fulton, Richard Hamilton, Matthew Higgs, Richard Long, Donald Urquhart; spanning five decades.
The exhibition, realised in collaboration with the British Council Northern Ireland, will be supported by a contextual program that includes a Key Note lecture by Victor Burgin on Wednesday 24th March at 12.00 noon and Dr. Christa-Mia Lerm Hayes’s lecture Collective Reading - Relationships Between Contemporary Artists' Works and Literature on Tuesday 27th April at 12.30pm.
Bad Faith is an exhibition by the collaborative artist’s group Common Culture. The Bad Faith exhibition will feature the first showing of Common Culture’s new work I Dreamt I Was A Monkey – And They Made Me Wear Shoes, a multi–channel video installation featuring “ex–TV ‘soap’ actors performing scenes of discrete social interaction” set against a backdrop of high street consumption.
Common Culture, founded in 1996, has exhibited to much critical acclaim internationally and is well known for works that “take the stuff of real popular culture (not fashionably sanitised pop) and represent it as exercises in intellectual and aesthetic provocation and dislocation.” Robert Clarke, the Guardian. 25.11.06
We hope that you will be able to join with us to celebrate the launch of both of these truly remarkable exhibitions at Northern Ireland’s leading international contemporary art gallery.
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