Actions: The image of the world can be different




A group show featuring new and existing work by 38 artists. The exhibition follows a two-year redevelopment of the Cambridge gallery by Jamie Fobert Architects, including new gallery and education spaces which complement the uniqueness of the Kettle’s Yard House and collection. The exhibition will include site-specific works across Cambridge.

The exhibition is inspired by a letter Naum Gabo wrote to Herbert Read in 1944, in which Gabo reasserts the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world and his belief that “the image of the world can be different”.

Actions brings together work across a variety of forms and media made by artists of different generations, from the emerging to the renowned. The exhibition features work by 38 artists including nine new commissions by Rana Begum, Jeremy Deller, eL Seed, Idris Khan, Issam Kourbaj, Harold Offeh, Melanie Manchot, Cornelia Parker and Caroline Walker.

Lead image: Nathan Coley. The Same for Everyone, 2017. Originally commissioned as part of the Aarhus 2017 – European Capital of Culture. Courtesy Studio Nathan Coley and Parafin, London. © Aarhus 2017

Duration 10 February 2018 - 06 May 2018
Times Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Cost Free
Venue Kettle's Yard
Address University of Cambridge Castle Street Cambridge CB3 0AQ, ,
Contact +44 (0)1223 748 100 / mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk / http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/

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