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ince I’m unable to visit the True Faith exhibition running at Manchester Art Gallery, I am doing everything I can to experience it vicariously through the accounts of luckier folk. I discovered the music of Joy Division when I was sixteen, and found that it wasn’t just the songs that appealed to me, but the sparse beauty of Peter Saville‘s record sleeves. According to reports, the multimedia exhibition delivers a number of thrills, while offering a testament to the groups’ ongoing cultural legacy. (more…)

Manchester Art Gallery • 30 June – 3 September 2017

Manchester Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition exploring the “ongoing significance and legacy” of Joy Division and New Order:

“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.”

The exhibition also includes Peter Saville’s distinctive cover designs, and work by figures including Jonathan Demme and Kathryn Bigelow. [Read More]