Wednesday 22 May, 6-8pm
Mat Collishaw: Beautiful and Cruel
Hosted in partnership with the Library of Birmingham at BIAD, Margaret Street, Birmingham, fee £3. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and booking or click on the EventBrite website: http://beautifulandcruelartisttalk-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/#
26 April – 30 June 2013
The New Art Gallery Walsall
Mat Collishaw, Mark Fairnington, Tessa Farmer, Polly Morgan, Olly & Suzi, Patricia Piccinini
This exhibition brings together a diverse range of contemporary artists, who through their work, confront and challenge our attitudes towards the natural world, and in particular, the animal kingdom.
Humankind has long been fascinated by animals, who in turn, have been subjected to research, collection, categorisation, documentation, display and experimentation. Each of the artists within the exhibition creates works which involve an intensive scrutiny of animals and nature as well as a critical engagement with the ways in which we have attempted to understand and control the natural world.
Image credit: Mat Collishaw, Insecticide 35, 2011, c-type photo on Dibond. Courtesy the artist and Blain Southern, London.