On display at the Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester

A major exhibition and an exciting events programme, open from 24 September 2011, until January 15th, 2012 (Main exhibition) and 15th April 2012 (Collection display.)

A view of the Dark Matters exhibition. Photo © Liza Lemsatef Cunningham

A view of the Dark Matters exhibition. Photo © Liza Lemsatef Cunningham

DARK MATTERS EXHIBITION

Kiss, 2010 High-definition video, colour 4 minutes, 10 seconds

Kiss, 2010 High-definition video, colour 4 minutes, 10 seconds

Dark Matters brings together the work of ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who employ a range of technologies, media and machinery. In an exhibition populated by half-seen spectres, visual riddles and distorted reflections, artists engage with ideas surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion. The works are united by themes of temporality, absence, truth, mortality and wonder.
Participating artists are:  Brass Art, Pavel Buchler, R. Luke DuBois, Pascal Grandmaison, Barnaby Hosking, Idris Khan, Ja-Young Ku, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Daniel Rozin, Hiraki Sawa. Runs until 15th January 2012.

DARK MATTERS : WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION

Käthe Kollwitz 1867-1945 Whetting the Scythe, 1905 Etching

Käthe Kollwitz 1867-1945 Whetting the Scythe, 1905 Etching

This display of works from the Whitworth’s collection reveals ideas surrounding shadow as captured by the artist in a variety of media. Some of the works selected demonstrate how artists have employed tone and darkness to render solidity and structure within the pictorial space. A significant number of paintings, prints and drawings, also convey the symbolic power of shadow to evoke time, mystery, loss and solitude. Runs until 15th April 2012

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About Curator

Helen Stalker, Curator of Dark Matters. Assistant Curator - Fine Art, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester.

One Response to On display at the Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester

  1. Thank you for curating such an exciting and thought provoking exhibition. This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time . The contemporary work is special but the careful inclusion of work from the permanent collection makes one see it in a completely new light (no pun intended) thank you , this show should travel.

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