Dreams Without Frontiers

Kelley Walker, work from the exhibition

 Kelley Walker, work from the exhibition

Dave Haslam

  • Friday 29 June 2012 - Wednesday 1 May 2013
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE

Dreams Without Frontiers is a bold new exhibition of work by international contemporary artists Cyprien Gaillard and Kelley Walker, curated in partnership with author and DJ Dave Haslam.

See the UK premiere of the short film The Smithsons, 2005 by Paris-born and Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard, together with Kelley Walker’s mixed-media installation.

It’s the first in our new programme of changing exhibitions for the ground-floor Manchester Gallery. The exhibition explores how two significant contemporary artworks reflect and relate to Manchester and the city’s early 1980s music scene.

“The story and the mythologies of Manchester's music are now part of a much bigger world of ideas and artistic activity.” Dave Haslam, 2012

There’s a programme of talks about the art, local history and Manchester’s place in international culture running alongside the show, starting with Dave Haslam and Peter Saville in conversation with Kelley Walker, on Thursday 28 June, 7-8pm. This free talk is part of our Thursday Lates evening opening ( we're now open until 9pm, every Thursday).

In addition, Dave Haslam is working on an extended fanzine/essay exploring ideas related to Dreams Without Frontiers. Keep visiting this website for more details.

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