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Mat Collishaw

At Djanogly Art Gallery

Description

Admission free – advance booking required
Maximum six people per 30-minute timeslot

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9.30am-5pm
Sunday 10.50am-3.40pm
Closed Mondays

Warning: some works in this exhibition include flashing lights

Mat Collishaw rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists alongside his contemporaries Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas. Often drawing on subjects from the history of art and photography, his works play with binary opposites: nature and artifice, sacred and profane, beauty and the abject. They reveal the compelling power of imagery to attract and repel as well as to deceive us. A consistent preoccupation has been his fascination with early forms of photography and other Victorian devices of illusion such as the zoetrope. In combination with such recent technology as virtual reality and animatronics, he creates works that address the moral dilemmas of the present day.

Featuring his 2016 installation Albion – a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak – and The Centrifugal Soul, this is the first major exhibition of Collishaw’s work to be mounted in the city of his birth.


Djanogly Art Gallery

University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Boulevard
NG7 2RD
0115 951 3192
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