Sámi artist Britta Marakatt-Labba at Ikon

Ikon presents the first UK exhibition by renowned Sámi (Swedish) artist Britta Marakatt-Labba (23 February – 29 May 2022). Under the Vast Sky features embroidered pieces by Marakatt-Labba for which she is best known, including panoramas chronicling the history, culture and cosmology of the Sámi, the Indigenous population of the northernmost parts of…

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Carlo Crivelli at Ikon, Birmingham

Ikon presents the first exhibition in the UK dedicated to the work of Renaissance artist Carlo Crivelli. Shadows on the Sky highlights his experimental use of perspective, trompe l’oeil (optical illusion) and sculptural relief to create illusions of illusionism. Such cleverness was conveyed with consummate craftsmanship and foiled by an extraordinary elegance.…

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Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 opens to the public

Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021, The Plot, opens to the public on Thursday 22 July with 23 major new public artworks across the coastal town The fifth edition of the Creative Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions, opens to the public on Thursday 22 July, running across the…

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Mit Jai Inn: Dreamworld. Ikon Gallery. Birmingham

Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition in Europe by artist Mit Jai Inn (b.1960, Chiang Mai). A leading figure of contemporary art in Thailand, Mit is known for his colourful artworks that merge painting and sculpture. Dreamworld features recent and new works made for Ikon which embody his vision of art…

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Bill Woodrow / Richard Deacon. Ikon Gallery. Birmingham

Ikon is pleased to present We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings, a selection of collaborative works by acclaimed British artists Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon. Making “shared sculptures” together since 1990, on this occasion they reveal their “shared drawings” for the first time. Resulting from a process of…

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Haroon Mirza: year zero (2020). Ikon Gallery

Ikon announces the world premiere of year zero (2020), a new audiovisual artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza. Taking place on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 8pm GMT via Ikon Gallery’s YouTube account, year zero is a new commission by Ikon, with Art Fund support. The work is part of Mirza’s ‘modular opera’ series, composed by…

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