AboutAnya Gallaccio - Mark Lewis - Rut Blees Luxemburg
12th April - 23rd May 2013
Preview: 11th April 6-8pm
New exhibition featuring films, photography and sculpture by Anya Gallaccio, Mark Lewis and Rut Blees Luxemburg.
Often, creation and destruction are taken as polar opposites, elemental forces which are permanently in conflict. Rather than following this line of division between the two, the exhibition looks to examine more imaginative approaches, the ways in which creation and destruction might merge and cross over. The process of making something new can be as much about removal as it is about production - the ways in which ideas, images and perceptions have to be cleared away before anything useful can begin.
Anya Gallaccio explores the connections between decay, temporality and aesthetics.Preserve (Chateau) consists of 100 Gerberas which will slowly decay during the course of the exhibition, a paradox of the familiar creative process. The existence ofRed and Green originates from the destruction of an earlier work,Red on Green, an installation of 10,000 roses laid on the gallery floor and left to decay.
Mark Lewis' filmNorth Circularuses a single take to explore the ruins of a modernist office building in London; inside three boys play amidst chaotic remains. This representation of an abandoned building reflects on aspects of time and space and the subject evokes a sense of decay and ruination.
Rut Blees Luxemburg has produced a number of projects each of which investigate the significance of the modern project on the city. The works in the exhibition explore themes of destruction, decay, and erosion through a contrasting range of objects, materials and locations.
The Holden Gallery
With a distinguished history dating back over 100 years, the Manchester School of Art's Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions that are open free to the public. The Gallery is also home to our yearly BA and MA Degree Shows and is a major exhibitor of staff and student work.
Opening Hours: Monday Friday 10am 4pm