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Shocks to the System

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991
Published by: Arts Council Collection
Year published: 1991
ISBN: 1 85332 070 6
Unpaginated.

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3 sheets of A4 -From the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition Shocks to the System a National Touring Exhibitions from The South Bank Centre 1991.

First two pages relate to the exhibition - which has the subtitle: “Social and political issues in recent British art from the Arts Council Collection.” The third page show the piece of work included in the exhibition by Donald Rodney - “Self Portrait, Black Men Public Enemy“, 1990. Accompanying text includes outline of his recent work up to 1991 and a brief biography.

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»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Tony Phillips

Born, 1952 in Liverpool, UK

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

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»  City Museum and Art Gallery

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»  Ikon Gallery

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»  Maclaurin Art Gallery

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»  Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Sunderland, United Kingdom

»  Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter, United Kingdom

Shocks to the System

Group show at Ikon Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Towner Art Gallery, City Museum and Art Gallery, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 1991
Date: 12 March, 1991 until 24 April, 1991
Curator: Isobel Johnstone
Organiser: Arts Council Collection

From the foreword to the catalogue: “This exhibition is one of a series drawn from the Arts Council Collection containing a broad range of work selected around a theme…this exhibition concentrates upon the present and the more recent past. Political and social concerns have given rise to such a diversity of work that to go back further in an exhibition of this scale would have meant omitting younger and perhaps more urgent voices.”

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»  Terry Atkinson

Born, 1939 in Thurnscoe, UK

»  Willie Doherty

Born, 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Exhibition venues + view all 7

»  City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth, United Kingdom

»  Ikon Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

»  Maclaurin Art Gallery

Ayr, United Kingdom

»  Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Sunderland, United Kingdom

»  Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter, United Kingdom