We can't begin to describe how much Factory has and continues to influence and inspire us here at Polite - so we were so pleased when we heard that this new exhibition - True Faith - was taking place at The Manchester Gallery. We're also very happy to launch a new postcard box New Order by Kevin Cummins at the show.
True Faith continues until Sunday 3rd September. Manchester Art Gallery.
Here's some information from the gallery website - which you can visit with this link
True Faith explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.
Curated by Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns, New York and author and film-maker Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists including Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey, Glenn Brown and Slater Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups.
Also featuring Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos, fashion and posters from John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo, Raf Simons and Kathryn Bigelow, True Faith provides a unique perspective on these two most iconic and influential Manchester bands. The exhibition will also present a selection of rarely seen personal materials, including original hand written lyrics.