9 March - 31 August 2024
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Babel, a joint exhibition with Jonathan Wright and Wayne Warren, in Bury Sculpture Centre.

As an artist, Wayne Warren has exhibited widely throughout the world, and most of his Collection has been acquired from colleagues and artists he has worked closely with. This largely figurative body of work reflects a positive interest in the world as seen through the eyes of artists. Bury Art Museum is delighted to be able to display this very personal Collection, which encapsulates a world view.

Babel explores the tower, in all its forms, as image and metaphor. It will feature the work of artists Jonathan Wright and Wayne Warren alongside found objects and imagery. From ancient sites to vernacular infrastructure, from the sacred to the profane, this exhibition explores an imaginary of elevation as site of communication, desire and control.

Perhaps the most iconic images of this kind in recent times have been inseparable from a narrative of disaster and collapse. The exhibition explores whether the desire to build bigger, higher, denser structures for us to live and work, invokes the kind of hubris the Bible cautions against in the tower of Babel.

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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DR
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