Global Artists: The Whole World Paints

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

20 April 2018 – 29 March 2019

Explore the different contexts in which paintings are made through this exhibition of 12 paintings from all over the world.

Global Artists: The Whole World Paints

This exhibition questions global art hierarchies. In innovative ways, it invites visitors to explore the different, often shifting, contexts in which paintings are made, to reflect on the different ways value is given to paintings and to form their own opinions and feelings about paintings. What is the role of, for instance, makers, critics, art markets, educational and art institutions, and how do they influence our own perceptions?

The juxtaposition of paintings, a poem by Malka Al-Haddad and soundscape by Pale Blue Dot Audiolab of painting-related noises intertwined with their own sonic experimentation of musical fingerprints from around the world enhance the interpretation of these paintings. The ‘painting installation’ also comes with videos and two conversation games that can be accessed through handouts and an interactive.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon-Fri, 11am - 4.30pm; Sat and Sun 11am - 5pm; Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 December, and 1st of January

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