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Political pamphlets held up by pegs

7 Aug 2017

Campus exhibition explores art, politics and the pamphlet

A campus exhibition, hosted by LU Arts in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space, explores the relationship between art, politics and the pamphlet.

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a collaborative project between Radar and Loughborough University academics Dr Gillian Whiteley and Dr Jane Tormey, RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa).

This engaging programme responds to research into the political pamphlet and the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice.

It has comprised a series of public workshops, a symposium, a Charnwood Museum exhibition and Pamphlet Day, a public event in Loughborough town centre.

Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley are currently working on a forthcoming edited book, ‘Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer’, to be published in the RaRa series by Bloomsbury.

The exhibition shares elements of this project, including new pamphlets by artists Patrick Goddard, Ferenc Gróf and Rory Pilgrim, commissioned by Radar – LU Arts’ contemporary arts programme.

It also includes a selection of historical pamphlets from the Art of the Pamphlet exhibition, documentation of a series of pamphlet workshops led by artists Freee, Ruth Beale, Ciara Phillips and Little Riot Press, and artworks inspired by workshops led by artists Chiara Dellerba and Sarah Green, and writer Alison Mott.

The exhibition is free to attend and runs until Friday 1 September.

Photo from Chiara Dellerba's workshop, by Julian Hughes.