29 June – 16 July 2017

True Faith

Manchester Art Gallery

Free event

Fri 30 June – Sun 16 July

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.

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Artist talk:

Liam Gillick, Peter Saville and Matthew Higgs are in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at 2pm Saturday July 8 at The Stoller Hall. Tickets are £5 via Interdependence or call 0843 208 1840.


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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