Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab hosts Paul Elliman’s new work and a public programme of talks curated by The Serving Library.
At Exhibition Research Lab, Elliman presents the Vauxhall Astra 2020, the forthcoming and newest model of a car available since 1979 when General Motors launched the Vauxhall/Opel Astra, now the only car produced at Ellesmere Port. The Astra 2020 is offered as a constellation of raw materials, half-a-dozen boulders and rock-like lumps of the car’s constituent parts at original scale, made of steel (iron ore), glass, plastic, aluminum, rubber and electrical components.
Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in England outside of London, originally established in 1825 as Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Art Institute. The school is housed in the RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building. It incorporates the Exhibition Research Lab, an academic research centre and public exhibition venue, founded in 2012.