Jeremy Deller Curates All That is Solid Melts into Air

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 details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

Entry details

Free to all


Open daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu 10am – 9pm)

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