29 June – 16 July 2017

True Faith

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage

Johan Kugelberg: Archivist

World premiere

Bringing together work by some of the world’s most notable artists, True Faith explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists such as Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey, Glenn Brown and Slater B Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups.

Also featuring Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos and posters from the likes of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo, Raf Simons and Kathryn Bigelow, True Faith provides a unique perspective on these two most iconic and influential Manchester bands.

#truefaith

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.

Image: Slater B. Bradley, Factory Icon, 2000/2017
Courtesy Slater Bradley Studio, Berlin and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
© Slater B. Bradley