There is lots coming up at Ikon Eastiside – here is a run down.
TERCERCUNQUINTO – I AM WHAT I AM
The first exhibition is a first in the UK for Mexican collective Tercerunquinto. Artists; Julio Cesar Castro Carreon, Gabriel Cazares Sales and Rolando Flores Tovar have uncovered a new and unusual way of expressing themselves. The artists have smashed through the gallery walls to open up a view of the urban landscape beyond.
THE ETERNAL NOW: WARHOL AND FILM ’63-’68
4th September – 19th October.
Concentrating on the real and raw side of Andy Warhol ‘The Eternal Now’ shows his work from when he bought his first 16mm movie camera, to 1968 when he started to ‘retire’. These works show a fascinating time line of silent, black and white inspiration and the works that he produced when he declared that he was no longer making paintings. The exhibition also includes a selection from the Screen Tests series, portraits of factory visitors produced from 1964-1966.
LEN LYE – Individual Happiness Now
In Collaboration with 7 inch Cinema, IKON presents a celebration of Len Lye, a pioneering and incessantly curious artist/filmmaker. It is only held for one evening which means you only have one chance to view the 16mm screening of Len Lye’s life in film. There is a rare screening of Lye’s first film Tusalava (1929). Places for this event are free but it may be best to call and reserve as it is a must see. 0121 248 0708, showing only on Saturday 6th September, 7pm – midnight.
For this off-site project at Moat lane carpark, Digbeth He An reflects the mood and anxieties of a generation born into social and economic disturbance. His new commission for Birmingham as part of the CHINA NOW Festival, is sentimental, expressing the private life and experiences of a young Chinese women struggling in a new city. It shows the strong bold neon lights of the city in comparison to the intimidated young women.
10 July – 14th September.
If you would like anymore information on the venue or exhibitions please contact IKON EASTSIDE on: 0121 248 0708 or check out their web page: www.ikon-gallery.co.uk