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EVENT25.11.2022 / 5.00pm7.00pm
FREE

Exhibition Launch

Horror in the Modernist Block

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s new exhibition – Horror in the Modernist Block.

Ikon presents new and recent work by 20 UK and international contemporary artists exploring the relationship between architectural modernism and horror.

Artists include: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Simon & Tom Bloor, Ruth Claxton, Shezad Dawood, Ola Hassanain, Ho Tzu Nyen, Richard Hughes, Karim Kal, Kihlberg & Henry, Firenze Lai, Diego Marcon, Ismael Monticelli, NT, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Seher Shah, Monika Sosnowska, Maria Taniguchi, Abbas Zahedi.

Exhibition continues until 1 May 2023.

The exhibition and public programme is supported by Fluxus Art Projects, Embassy of the Netherlands, Freelands Foundation, Italian Cultural Institute and The Modern Institute.

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Live Music: Leon Trimble

5-7pm, Yorks Café at Ikon
Free. No need to book, just drop in

On launch night join us for live music curated by Leon Trimble, a digital artist who works in audio visual performance. Trimble responds to the four sequenced films shown in Ikon’s First Floor Galleries.

Leon Trimble

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Video by Joseph Potts.

FREE

Event Date

Friday 25 November 2022
5.00pm7.00pm

Event Details

Free, donations welcome. Pay bar.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

Image Credits
1. Firenze Lai, Union ( 2022). Watercolour and gouache on paper, 31 × 41 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space 2. Maria Taniguchi, Mies 421 (2010) (video still). Single-channel video, black and white, sound, 4:06 minutes. © Courtesy the artist and carlier | gebauer. 3. Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing (2011). HD projection, 13 channel sound, smoke machines, floodlights, show control system. Courtesy of the artist and Kiang Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong 4. Kihlberg & Henry, Slow Violence (2019) HD video, colour, stereo sound, film still. Courtesy of the artists 5. Seher Shah, Unit Object (Gate) (2014), etching, 53 x 62.5cm, edition of 20. Courtesy of the artist and Glasgow Print Studio 6. Richard Hughes, If Socks Aren’t Pulled Up Heads Will Roll (2009). Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow. Photo credit: Nils Stærk 7. Karim Kal, Entourage 1, la Guillotière/Lyon (2017). Inkjet print, Dibond, 150 x 225 cm. © courtesy the artist
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