Curator-led Tour: Dark Matters

Curator-led Tour: Dark Matters

10 October 2011


North Member Programme, Tours

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6ER

Dark Matters is an exhibition which focuses on the idea of shadows and brings together the work of 10 contemporary artists, including Manchester-based artists Brass Art and Pavel Buchler.

In many cases the artists have used digital technology to create pieces including Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror and R. Luke Dubois’ Kiss, a sparkling computer-generated version of cinematic romance. Other highlights include Barnaby Hosking’s imposing Black Flood that challenges our perceptions in the dark, and large photographic works by Idris Khan presenting historically important texts as translucent, layered shadows.

The evening will also include the chance to view The Whitworth’s recent acquisition of David Hockney’s famous print series, A Rake’s Progress. This portfolio was gifted through the Contemporary Art Society, as a bequest from Dr Roland Lande, in memory of his life partner Walter Urech, 2011.

This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North East. Membership cost is £25 for New Members. This is the 3rd year of the pilot programme and we are currently offering programming until July 2012.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or to receive further information about the organisation and its activities, please contact:

Mark Doyle

07891 880 498


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