To mark the forthcoming opening of Curve, Leicester's new performing arts centre, The City Gallery presents âA show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last'. This show, curated by Kirsty Ogg, looks at how contemporary artists are changing the status of the object in their work. This exhibition brings together a group of national and international artists who, through an engagement with performative elements, create objects that are imbued with a theatrical status to become âprop objects'. âA show of many partsâ¦.' will include works by Matti Braun, Spartacus Chetwynd, Mike Nelson, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan and Cathy Wilkes. It will consist of a series of objects and other works that hold the capacity to suggest use, tell a story or allow the viewer to construct their own narrative.
âA show of many partsâ¦' aims to present a variety of approaches to the prop objects; some stand in for complex systems of rhetoric, others are simply props in a private theatre, the narrative of which may or may not be made apparent to the viewer. Many of these objects suggest that they are the leftovers of past events and actions.
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