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.

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