The Duvet Brothers
Over 100 international artists
The show includes over 100 artists and examines the way collage has been used to explore a vast range of ideas from formal exercises in colour, material and form to the creation of surreal spaces and the expression of political ideals. The exhibition includes examples of key artists and movements, and the role that the juxtaposition of images and material have played in the development of an artistic practice. Expanding ideas of traditional cut and paste techniques, the exhibition opens up the definition of collage to show a range of approaches including examples of sculptural assemblage, film montage and work created with digital technology.
Collage is one of the central creative activities within art of the 20th Century. As an art form it ran parallel to the rise of mass media, where images became available on a huge scale, where nothing was precious and could be used again and again, cheaply and with great alacrity. This realisation, which exposed a rich political, poetic and subversive dimension, continues to resonate and remains a powerful, relevant and hypnotic medium today.
Artists: Eileen Agar, Tariq Alvi, Donald Baechler, Eric Bainbridge, John Baldessari, George Barber, Hans Belmer, Lynda Benglis, Kiera Bennett, Wallace Berman, Pierre Bismuth, Stan Brackhage, Ian Breakwell, Andre Breton, William Burroughs & Ian Sommerville, Claude Cahun, Mark Cannon, Melanie Carvalho, Andrew Child, Gordon Cheung, Bruce Connor, Dan Coombs, Layla Curtis, Guy Debord, Eugenio Dittborn, Thomas Draschan, Marcel Duchamp, The Duvet Brothers, Nusch Eluard, Max Ernst, Erro, Angus Fairhurst, Gelatin, Judith Goddard, John Goto, Brian Griffith, Thomas GrÃ¼nfeld, Raymond Haines, Rachel Harrison, Nigel Henderson, Nicky Hirst, Hannah Hoech, Christian Holstad, Georges Hugnet, Graham Hudson, Peter Hutchinson, James Ireland, Gwyther Irwin, Andre Breton with Jacqueline Lamba and Yves Tanguy, Gavin Jantjes, Chris Jones, Ray Johnson, Larry Jordan, Asger Jorn, Jeff Keen, Peter Kennard, Lewis Klahr, Jochen Klein, Jiri Kolar, Udomsak Krisanamis, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Jim Lambie, Peter Lanyon, Guy Limon, Linder, Graham Little, Andrew Mania, Christian Marclay. Paul Morrison, Louise Nevelson, Chris Ofili, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roland Penrose, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Carlyle Reedy, Seppo Renvall, Jamie Reid, Danny Rolph, James Rosenquist, Mimmo Rotella, Carolee Schneemann, Kurt Schwitters, Katy Shepard, Ian Skoyles, Nancy Spero, Charles Spurrier, Frank Stella, John Stezaker, Tommy Stockel, Jessica Stockholder, Tomoko Takahashi, Jane Thurley, Fred Tomaselli, Geerten Verheus, Rebecca Warren, Tom Wesselman, Jane Wilbraham, David Wojnarowicz
The exhibition program is curated by Sacha Craddock, Graham Gussin, Stephen Hepworth and David Risley
Image: Gordon Cheung, 'Spectral Eruptions' - Collage (Financial Times), Acrylic Gel Medium, Ink and Spray Paint on canvas / 136 x 160cm / 53.5 x 63inches / 2003
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