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Manners of the Present: works from mima collection


28 August 2009 - 15 November 2009
Eduardo Paolozzi BUNK! - Vogue Gorilla with Miss Harper, 1972 © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2009 Photograph Gilmar Ribeiro, g2

“He makes it his business to extract from fashion whatever element it may contain of poetry within history, to distil the eternal from the transitory.”
Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life, 1863

It was with these words that Baudelaire explained his views on the approach of the Modern artist. Taking these lines as inspiration,Manners of the Present looks at artists who have extracted poetry from everyday life through the use of appropriated objects, materials and imagery.

Working across jewellery design, ceramics, drawing and print-making artists include Eduardo Paolozzi, Gijs Bakker, Richard Slee, Richard Hamilton and Dorothy Hogg.


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