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Shocks to the System - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991
Published by: The Arts Council Collection
Year published: 1991
Number of pages: 75
ISBN: 1 85332 070 6

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Small square catalogue/soft cover/75 pages/Produced for a touring exhibition

Title: Shocks to the System - Social and political issues in recent British art from the Arts Council Collection
Exhibition Tour: 12 March - 24 April 1991, London - Royal Festival Hall; 30 April - 1 June, Sunderland - Northern Centre for Contemporary Art; 10 August - 22 September, Birmingham - Ikon Gallery; 11 January - 23 February 1992, Eastbourne - Towner Art Gallery; 29 February - 12 April - 31 May, Plymouth - City Museum & Art Gallery; 13 June - 28 July, Ayr - Maclaurin Art Gallery / National Touring Exhibitions from The South Bank Centre 1991

Cover: detail from Stuart Brisley, 1=66,666, (March 1983 - Georgiana Collection VI), 1983
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The South Bank Board and Neal Asherson 1991. Exhibition selected and organised by Isobel Johnstone, Curator Arts Council Collection and Roger Malbert, Exhibition Organiser assisted by Julia Coates, Lise Connellan, Jill Constantine and Peter Stiff.

Contents:

Foreword: Joanna Drew, Isobel Johnstone and Roger Malbert

Introduction: Neal Ascherson - pp. 6-11

Images from the exhibition - pp. 13-31

Catalogue of featured artists - pp. 31-75

“The Arts Council Collection is the largest national loan collection of post-war British art. It has no permanent gallery. Instead, exhibitions are toured and many individual works are on view in galleries throughout the country. The Collection is administered by the South Bank Centre on behalf of the Arts Council of Great Britain and based at the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank in London.“ From the foreword: “This exhibition concentrates upon the present and the more recent past. Political and socials concerns have given rise to such a diversity of work that to go back further in the exhibition of this scale would have meant omitting younger, and perhaps more urgent voices.”

Exhibition selected and organised by Isobel Johnstone, Curator, Arts Council Collection and Roger Malbert, Exhibition Organiser - assisted by Julia Coates, Lise Connellan, Jill Constantine and Peter Stiff.

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