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Friday 1st February 2013 until Thursday 14th March 2013


The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street

An Exhibition

1st February - 14th March 2013

Preview Thursday 31st January 6- 8pm


Works include Stefan Brüggemann, Lawrence Weiner, Carey Young and Itinerant Texts a collection of original slide works by twelve international artists.

Any gallery always starts from the same point, that of emptiness, a space which needs to be filled.  An Exhibition draws attention to that process and makes an explicit connection to the ways in which galleries work. One of the most important elements of any exhibition is that of communication between art work and audience. Each of the artists taking part has produced a body of work which questions the nature of information and the way in which we interact with the gallery space.

An Exhibition opens up a conversation about the use of language and communication, as well as the relationship between artist, audience, curator and institution. Included in An Exhibition are two seminal text works by the key conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner. Carey Young has previously collaborated with business consultants and think tanks; her work often centres on notions of communication and language through her explorations of corporate culture. Works in the exhibition make use of humour and irony, some even challenge why they are there. Stefan Brüggemann consistently produces text based works that are often ambiguous, challenging and subversive. An Exhibition also includes Itinerant Texts, a set of original slide works by twelve international artists including Angela Bulloch, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon , Joseph Kosuth, and Simon Patterson. These artists have created works that comment on travel, transience and the nature of site-specificty.


The Holden Gallery
With a distinguished history dating back over 100 years, the Holden Gallery at Manchester School of Art engages with developments in contemporary art through an ongoing diverse programme of exhibitions, featuring a range of internationally acclaimed artists.


Admission  Free

Opening Hours:  Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR



For more information, please contact:

Katie Lund

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