PLEASURE CENTRE

Ian Hamilton Finlay, Arcadia

PLEASURE CENTRE

ARTISTS: PETER BLAKE, HENRI CHOPIN, EUGEN GOMRINGER, IAN HAMILTON FINLAY, ERICH HECKEL, DICK HIGGINS, ROBERT LAX, EDWIN MORGAN, PAUL NEAGU, BRIGIT RILEY, JOE TILSON, EMMETT WILLIAMS

NEW WALK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
53 NEW WALK, LEICESTER – LE1 7EA
12TH–30TH JUNE 2013
MONDAY–SATURDAY: 10AM–5PM
SUNDAY: 11AM–5PM

Sion Parkinson will perform at New Walk Museum between 6.15–7pm on 19th June
TENNIS ACE >> ZOMBIE JOY: songs of biopolitics, bliss, anthropophagy, sport history and the undead

Siôn Parkinson is an artist based in Edinburgh. His practice combines objects, text and voice.

His work has been exhibited internationally and he has received awards, public commissions and residencies. As a writer he has been published widely, including recent commissions by the ICA, FormContent, and Chisenhale Gallery. Book Works published his first monograph in 2006.

Parkinson takes up a practice-led PhD at Glasgow School of Art in 2013 towards a new interdisciplinarity connecting guttural singing and wet sculpture.

He was born in Dundee, Scotland. He has a daughter and son.

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY’S ART COLLECTIONS.
The Fluxus and Concrete Poetry artworks featured in ‘Pleasure Centre’ are part of De Montfort University’s Art Collections.

The Art Collections include a much larger body of Fluxus and Concrete Poetry artworks that were donated to, collected by and sometimes created in conjunction with Nicholas Zurbrugg between 1995 and 2001.

Zurbrugg was Professor of English and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University and Director of The Centre for Contemporary Arts, a cross faculty interdisciplinary initiative drawing together colleagues from literature, cultural theory, media, film, dance, music and theatre, and focusing on experimental work in these fields. Zurbrugg died suddenly in 2001, yet through his innovative work with colleagues and creatives, he left De Montfort University a lasting legacy; a unique collection of avant garde art from multimedia artists through workshops, conferences and a generous donation of work from Francesco Conz, the renown art dealer and publisher of Fluxart.

Some of the prints exhibited at New Walk Museum were editioned at De Montfort University by master printmaker Kevin Holdaway.

Artworks from the collection are exhibited on campus at De Montfort University in dedicated areas. A conservation project is underway to resurrect more of the unframed work in this collection.

For more information on the DMU collections, please contact:
Kate Slovak, Art Collections Co-ordinator, De Montfort University

www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/museums/nwm-art-gallery/

Edwin Morgan, untitled
Edwin Morgan, untitled
Henri Chopin, Iridescence
Henri Chopin, Iridescence
Paul Neagu, Untitled
Paul Neagu, Untitled
Emmett Williams, Birdscape1
Emmett Williams, Birdscape1
MORDENTOTARDIA, 2013 Performance still
MORDENTOTARDIA, 2013
Performance still
MORDENTOTARDIA, 2013 Performance still
MORDENTOTARDIA, 2013
Performance still