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Shocks to the System

Group show at Ikon Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Towner Art Gallery, City Museum and Art Gallery, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 1991
Date: 12 March, 1991 until 24 April, 1991
Curator: Isobel Johnstone
Organiser: Arts Council Collection

From the foreword to the catalogue: “This exhibition is one of a series drawn from the Arts Council Collection containing a broad range of work selected around a theme…this exhibition concentrates upon the present and the more recent past. Political and social concerns have given rise to such a diversity of work that to go back further in an exhibition of this scale would have meant omitting younger and perhaps more urgent voices.”

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People in this exhibition - view 5

»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  Terry Atkinson

Born, 1939 in Thurnscoe, UK

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Stuart Brisley

Born, 1933 in Surrey, UK

»  Sue Coe

Born, 1951

»  Willie Doherty

Born, 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland

»  Paul Graham

Born, 1956 in Stafford, England

»  Sunil Gupta

Born, 1953 in New Delhi, India

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Susan Hiller

Born, 1942 in New York, USA

»  Gavin Jantjes

Born, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Vong Phaophanit

Born, 1961 in Laos

»  Tony Phillips

Born, 1952 in Liverpool, UK

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Paul Seawright

Born, 1965 in Belfast

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

»  Mitra Tabrizian

Born, 1952 in Iran

Exhibition venues + view all 7

»  City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth, United Kingdom

»  Ikon Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

»  Maclaurin Art Gallery

Ayr, United Kingdom

»  Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Sunderland, United Kingdom

»  Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter, United Kingdom