IN A NUTSHELL
The exhibition presents a complex and challenging participatory projects on the theme of belonging, memory, place and identity that has resulted in captivating art that captures the spirit of our times and this great city.
In The New Babylonian Gil Mualem-Doron presents several socially engaged art projects, some of which were exhibited previously at the Tate Modern, Liverpool Museum and the Turner Contemporary. The exhibition presents a complex and challenging participatory projects on the theme of belonging, memory, place and identity that has resulted in captivating art that captures the spirit of our times and this great city. This city is New Babylon, not exactly the fantastical playground that was envisaged by the Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuys in the late sixties, nor the city in which a tower is built, tall enough to reach heaven. The New Babylonians are the people of a town that, as William Morris vision, is nowhere, yet the foundations of that city can be seen everywhere, if you just care to look.
There will be a Private View at 6pm, Wed 5 September in our Lower Café Gallery.
Gil Mualem-Doron (UK/Israel) has been is asocially and politically engaged artist working in various media including installations and photography. He has exhibited works at places such as the Tate Modern, Liverpool Museum, People’s History Museum (Manchester), EAST66 – Centre For Urbanism (Amsterdam). He has won several grants, prizes and commissions from the British Council, The Art Council England and the Henri Ford Foundation, Counterpoints Arts and Platforma. More can be seen on www.a4community.com
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
‘Gil Mualem-Doron seldom shies away from direct action and the catalytic encounter. Whether engaging with questions of identity – about race, class, sexuality, or global displacement and new modes of citizenship – Gil draws us into often-difficult yet urgent public conversations. Using carefully honed agitprop and site-specific performance, Gil is a hugely erudite socially engaged practitioner. A quintessential ‘artist-as-agitator’ encouraging his audience to speak up, participate and radically question the status quo in what are increasingly challenging times.’ – Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic – Co-Directors, Counterpoints Arts
FIND OUT MORE
Watch: New Union Flag
Watch: The Son of a Tutu performance at the opening: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=son%20of%20a%20tutu%20rich%20mix