Collecting Metropolis: Special exhibition talk

1 May 2013

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom


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Hear about the fascinating Metropolis collection and how it was acquired by BMAG and the New Art Gallery Walsall from artists based all around the world. The talk is led by Brendan Flynn (former Curator of Fine Art at BMAG) and Deborah Robinson (Head of Exhibitions at New Art Gallery Walsall) who have been part of the collecting process from the start. Part of: Metropolis: reflections on the modern city 23 March - 23 June 2013 Visions of the modern global city by some of the world's most exciting artists, Metropolis brings together stunning work by 25 contemporary artists of the highest international standing to Birmingham and includes digital projection, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media installation. Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city is a major showcase of international contemporary artwork jointly collected by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the New Art Gallery, Walsall and developed in partnership with Ikon Gallery, as part of the £1 million Art Fund International initiative. Now shown together for the first time, these works represent an ambitious and nationally-significant new collection for Birmingham, Walsall and the West Midlands.


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