Bluecoat: Autumn exhibition launch night: Keith Piper & Adham Faramawy
Times: 17:30 - 23:00
Autumn exhibition launch night: Keith Piper & Adham Faramawy, Bluecoat
The first of these exhibitions sees renowned British artist Keith Piper return to Bluecoat with his new solo show, Unearthing the Banker’s Bones. In this exhibition Piper addresses contemporary anxieties about race and class through the perspective of a fictional future.
Lending its title to the exhibition, the centrepiece of the show will be a new Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary commission comprising of three synchronised high definition video projections, which depict a narrative of economic and social collapse entitledUnearthing the Banker’s Bones.
Bluecoat will also be exhibiting Adham Faramawy’s Janus Collapse (the juice-box edition). Faramawy uses technology to examine how identity is constructed in the 21st century. In the making of his work Faramawy draws on the language of advertising, co-opting the special effects used to evoke desire for people, things and experiences.