Exhibition

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage In The Digital Age

23 May 2015 – 21 Jun 2015

Event times

11 - 4 Thursday - Sunday

Cost of entry

Free

Crescent Arts

Scarborough, United Kingdom

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The Hayward Touring exhibition ‘Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age’ brings together fifteen young artists who have created 37 newly commissioned prints in response to the ideas behind Eduardo Paolozzi’s famous BUNK portfolio.

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Each artist in ‘Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age’ draws upon imagery from popular culture to create works reflecting on the ways in which our bodies respond to technology, and on our social lives within this new cosmology. Some offer up new, surrealistic landscapes, fusing popular icons and images into new vistas, whilst others use iconography from advertising slogans, video games and popular magazines.

Each artist in ‘Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age’ draws upon imagery from popular culture to create works reflecting on the ways in which our bodies respond to technology, and on our social lives within this new cosmology. Some offer up new, surrealistic landscapes, fusing popular icons and images into new vistas, whilst others use iconography from advertising slogans, video games and popular magazines.

It was at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London where Paolozzi first revealed elements of the BUNK collages in a 1952 lecture, often heralded as one of the main precursors to Pop Art in Britain. They were formally shown at the artist’s Tate Gallery retrospective in 1971 before he officially produced the limited edition prints - to be shown in this exhibition - in 1972. 

 

 

 

Hayward Touring produces exhibitions that tour to galleries, museums and other publicly-funded venues throughout Britain. Hayward Touring collaborate with artists, independent curators, writers and partner institutions to develop and tour imaginative exhibitions that are seen by approximately half a million people in over 100 cities and towns each year. 

 

Crescent Arts is a Scarborough-based artist development agency and exhibition space. It was founded in 1979 by a group of artists to fulfil a need for studio space in the region. Since then it has sustained its studio provision and developed a public programme of exhibitions and workshops, with a strong emphasis on printmaking. Director, Stuart Cameron, facilitated The Art Party Conference 2013 with Bob and Roberta Smith and is currently curating Helen Sear’s work for Wales in Venice 2015.

 

 

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Curators

Isobel Harbison

Exhibiting artists

Harry Meadows

Samara Scott

Samara Scott

Berry Patten

Marie Angeletti

Nicholas Hatfull

Helen Carmel Benigson

Anthea Hamilton

Steve Bishop

Adham Faramawy

Peles Empire

Eloise Hawser

Pio Abad

Gabriele Beveridge

Jack Lavender

Jack Lavender

Bryan Dooley

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