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Being Human - 06 May 2017 - 18 June 2017

Being Human
06 May 2017 - 18 June 2017


Preview Saturday 6th May 2-4pm

Being Human reflects upon the poetic expression of politics and emotion, exploring themes of fate, death and celebration.
The inspiration for this body of work stemmed from poetry and through a variety of materials each artist has explored the written word in a way that is personal to them.
Poetry with all it weaves, twists of language and hidden meanings, forces us to focus our minds, to push ourselves to understand deeper.
Thinking conceptually, each artist, Thaleia Kavvada, Maddie Smith, Julie James Turner and Laura Wake have paid careful attention to the themes and ideas expressed within the writings, through a combination of textiles-installation, film, sound, sculpture and photography we hope to creatively express aspects of the human condition. Love, friendship and the paths we choose to take are explored through this exhibition- an exploration of what it means to be human, the rawness that hides behind the surface of the day to day.

neo:gallery23
The Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
on until 18th June

FREE
The venue is fully accessible

Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project - 18 March 2017 - 30 April 2017

Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project
18 March 2017 - 30 April 2017


Preview Saturday 18th March 2-4pm

An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the athlete’s village constructed for the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

In September 2015, artists Margaret Cahill, Wolf Bertram Becker, David Gledhill and Peter Lewis, were invited to visit the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Village by its current owner, DKB Stiftung für Gesellschaftliches Engagement Berlin and Palis Advisory GmbH Berlin, who initiated and organised the project.
The artists have spent the past year producing work in response to the site, and Berlin 1936 is the first UK showing of the Project.
The first exhibition of the work took place in Berlin at DKB Deutsche Kreditbank’s headquarters during July and August 2016 and was transferred to the Gymnasium at the Village itself for Germany’s ‘Day of the Open Monument’ in September 2016.
This expanded UK edition of the Project features painting, printmaking, collage, video and 3D pieces and includes previously unseen and specially produced new work.

About the Olympic Village
The Village, which was a military base up to 1934, when work began on its conversion for the Games, is in Elstal, Wustermark, 14 kilometres west of the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Taken over by the Soviet military in 1945 and finally abandoned in 1992, the 135-acre site is largely in a state of disrepair. It features a fascinating blend of architectural and artistic remnants from both the Nazi and communist phases of German history and constitutes a palimpsest of shifting cultural and political ideologies. The shells of former Soviet housing blocks overlook a cultural centre complete with Nazi wall relief and communist murals, an international dining hall or Speisehaus der Nationen and a scattering of the original ‘cottages’ built for the national teams. A reconstruction of four times gold medallist Jesse Owens’ bedroom draws guided tours, but the artists were allowed to ‘access all areas’ and roam the site freely for a period of three days of blistering late Summer heat.

neo:gallery23
The Market Place
Bolton
BL1 2AL

Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
on until 30th April

FREE
The venue is fully accessible.