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Works bought through the Art Fund International scheme that offer visions of modern cities and urban life.

This exhibition, developed in partnership with the New Art Gallery, Walsall and Ikon Gallery, contains 35 pieces, many of which take Birmingham itself as a subject. A familiar voice will be that of Swiss artist Beat Streuli, who has worked closely with Ikon Gallery for more than a decade, essaying the city’s population through a series of shows in various media. His video installation Pallasades shows the crowds walking up and down the ramp to the shopping centre of the same name on one day in 2001.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DH

0121 348 8000


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