Mike Cooter. The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe

15 Mar 2018 – 6 May 2018

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • The museum is less than ten minutes walk from Leicester train station.

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Radar has invited artist Mike Cooter to actively engage with New Walk Museum’s collection, taking inspiration from the work of Polish artist and theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor, whose work was concerned with the role and status of the object.


The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe, will draw on Kantor’s Anti-Exhibition (1963) and Leicester-born naturalist Henry Walter Bates’ (1825 -92) research into a form of mimicry that would take his name. Working across holdings from fine art, natural history, industrial design, decorative arts and material cultures, the exhibition will look to explore how the objects in the collection both perform and reproduce themselves through their own agency and in symbiotic relationship with organisations that host them.

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Exhibiting artists

Mike Cooter


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