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Friday, 18th Oct 2013
From Tuesday 22nd October, the Barbican Art Gallery will open with one of the first comprehensive exhibitions to explore the origins, motives and methods of Pop Art Design. Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art was a movement that signalled a radical change of direction in the postwar period. The movement shaped a new sense of cultural identity, with a focus on celebrity, mass production and the expanding industries of advertising, television, radio and print media.
Pop Art Design brings together nearly 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, including iconic pieces by the likes of Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition also features objects from Charles and Ray Eames, Allen Jones and Ettore Sottsass, interspersed with posters, magazines, album sleeves and film clips.
Speaking of the exhibition, the gallery's Senior Curator Jane Alison says: "featuring key Pop artists and groundbreaking designers, it's a must see for anyone fascinated by this iconic period and its enduring legacy". Pop Art Design will run from Tuesday 22nd October 2013 - Sunday 9th February 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
Thursday, 10th Oct 2013
The White Room Gallery in Bath is proud to present a selection of prints by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley. During the 1960s, Riley was a key member of the Op Art movement, helping to propel the scene to audiences internationally.
Riley's visually dynamic work explores how "a viewer’s eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift.”
The exhibition runs from the 4 to 31 October. For further information including opening times, please visit: www.thewhiteroomgallery.com.
Tuesday, 24th Sep 2013
Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Elaine Constantine has compiled an illustrated history of Northern Soul movement in a new book. Sitting alongside shots from Northern Soul - The Film, the book features many personal snapshots and stories from the legendary music scene. Whilst the rich cinematic stills hold the book together thematically, it's the unique material compiled from the 60s, 70s and 80s that are key to the book's authenticity and depth.
Speaking of the book, Constantine says: "this project has real lifelong soul fans and active scene members at the helm, so rest assured it will be an excellent complement to the film and a worthwhile study of our beloved scene in its own right." Born and raised in Bury, Lancashire, the photographer and filmmaker has been featured in The Face, i-D, Vanity Fair and Italian Vogue, often using friends and street castings as models. Northern Soul - The Film is due to be released soon, featuring Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson.
'Northern Soul - An Illustrated History' is available now.