Art exhibition explores legacy of Joy Division
ART inspired by legendary Macclesfield bands Joy Division and New Order is to feature in a new exhibition.
True Faith covers four decades’ worth of contemporary works from artists such as Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey and Slater Bradley.
All pieces are directly inspired by the two groups and will be premiered at the Manchester International Festival.
Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage, with archivist Johan Kugelberg, the exhibition explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.
The exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery also features Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos and posters from the likes of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo and Kathryn Bigelow.
Entry is free from June 30 to July 16. True Faith takes its name from the hit New Order song. New Order will also be playing a series of gigs at the festival.