Birmingham is a hub of creativity for art and this is shown in the vastly different exhibitions that are currently or are due to take place in the area. Below we have collated a handful of those exhibitions and we highly advise all to visit them.
Although this exhibition started in December, the interest and message behind the exhibition is still relevant and it’s not hard to see why! The exhibition is centred around the theme of gender, sexuality and identity in art and it features 80 modern artworks by international renowned artists. The exhibition also marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Art). This exhibition will be taking place until 15th April, enough time to thoroughly enjoy it.
As you would be aware by now, the winner of the Birmingham Big Art Project was Susan Phillpz. But you may not be aware that the display model of the winning art project is on show currently at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. All five shortlisted proposals will be on display for all to see. This is a great way to see the shortlisted pieces, as well as the piece that is set to become Birmingham’s Big Art Project.
The Dekkan Trap
At the MAC, The Dekkan Trap exhibition will be taking place from the 17th Feb until 22nd April. This exhibition is by the internationally-reknowned Mumbai-based artist, Sahej Rahal, who is known for working across performance, video, installation and sculpture to develop complex narrative-based installations.
Until March 22nd, the exhibition by Thomas Bock will be taking place at the Ikon Gallery. This is the UK’s first exhibition that is dedicated to the works of a convict artist. The exhibition contains a selection of drawings, photographs and paintings that show Bock’s wide range of subject matter and technical skill.
The Rhythm of Light
From the 16th February until 13th May 2018, The Rhythm of Light exhibition will be taking place at the Lady Barber Gallery in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. This exhibition will contain works by four artists that are known collectively as the ‘Scottish Colourists’. This is the first time that all of these artists will be shown together in the West Midlands.
So which exhibition will you be visiting? Is there an exhibition you feel should be included? If so, let us know!