Thursday 18 July 2013
6pm – 8pm
Friends, family and colleagues welcome.
7pm, performance by:
Alexis Milne and The Cult of Rammellzee
Your Eyes are Dead is an immersive installation and performance which examines the origins of Hip Hop as an autonomous cultural uprising. It begins by focusing on Robert Moses, the architect of the Cross Bronx Expressway, which ruthlessly cut through communities, isolating areas of the South Bronx and providing the dystopian backdrop for the development of Hip Hop and graffiti culture.
Performers: Skoobstep, Tex Royale, Luke Mozez, Jezza-Ho
Join Cedar Lewisohn, Caroline Achaintre and Tod Hanson for an informal tour of the exhibition.
Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.
19 July – 22 September 2013
Caroline Achaintre, Edwin Burdis, Slawomir Czajkowski (Zbiok), Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Ruth Ewan, Andrew Gilbert, Joel Gray, Tod Hanson, Geoffrey Ireland, kennardphillipps, Cedar Lewisohn (curator), Kieron Livingstone and Ian Allison, Alexis Milne, Laura Oldfield Ford, Max Reeves, Clunie Reid, John Russell, Francis Thorburn, Vicky Wright.
A heckler is someone who tries to unsettle others with questions, challenges or jibes. This exhibition brings together a range of artists who comment on social and political issues, often with a degree of playfulness. Woven through the exhibition is also an exploration of ideas around “primitivism” and the re-working of modernist ideologies in the present day.
The exhibition includes photography, video, painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and installation. A range of beer mats designed by artists Sarah Baker, M-CITY, Bob and Roberta Smith and Gavin Turk are presented offsite at The Black Country Arms in Walsall.
A zine-style publication accompanies the exhibition and is available in the Gallery Shop