Jeremy Deller Curates All That is Solid Melts into Air

Manchester Art Gallery

12 Oct 2013 – 19 Jan 2014

Artist of the moment, Jeremy Deller curates a show examining the roots of working-class musical culture from nineteenth-century industrial folk to 1970s glam rock.

What could be better than Jeremy Deller’s left-of-centre take on the history of British pop music?  Using films, photographs and objects, the artist introduces a cast of maverick working class heroes who captured the Zeitgeist of British rock.  

As always with Deller, this exhibition is a moveable feast. He remains as ever, a social cartographer, and as a result this touring exhibition, which begins in Manchester, will evolve as more material emerges.

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There is a wonderful photograph of the pro glam wrestler Adrian Street, who was the subject of a documentary by Jeremy Deller. Here he poses next to his coal-mining father down a mineshaft, dressed outlandishly in spandex, glitter cape and false eyelashes.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday

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