The artists of Under A New Sky
invite you to the opening and party.
To coincide with the Balsall Heath Park Festival:
Balti in the Park.
The 'Under A New Sky' opening party
takes place Friday 23rd March,
6pm - late,
at Nachural Records, 394 Ladypool Road,
Birmingham B12 8JZ.
Reza Aramesh (Iran/UK),
Paul Eachus (UK),
Al Fadhil (Iraq/Italy),
Nooshin Farhid (Iran/UK),
Yona Friedman (Hungary/France),
Dan Graham (USA),
Runa Islam (Bangladesh/UK),
Goshka Macuga (Poland/UK).
Peter Lewis (UK)
and Maurizio Bortolotti (Italy).
Under a New Sky is an 18 month project, that was originally
awarded to Peter Lewis as part of The Generator scheme conceived
by John Butler and Gavin Wade at UCE Birmingham, with Arts Council England West
Midlands, whose chief aim was to support proposals from professional
curators that would advance and generate ideas for the creation of new art to be located specifically
in the West Midlands.
Generator sought to initiate a new wave of international projects to bring out the
potential, especially in consideration of cultural
regeneration. Under a New Sky brings 8 artists and 2 curators from the
international field with established backgrounds in working across many public
situations, to the heart of West Midlands.
Their remit: to realise works of art experienced in a series of events and exhibitions over a longer
time period than conventional museum and gallery exhibitions offer.
Encompassing performance, film,
video, sculpture and architecture, art
works will be located in the terms of everyday life, in the overlooked
residues of urban landscape,
specifically from within the devastated
area hit by the tornado. It will therefore fully ally with the City
Council's schemes for regeneration,
from reinvestment in the social and cultural platforms, to the political
life to be shared by all its inhabitants: workers, residents and their
Situated right next to Balsall Heath Park the well-known recording studio
and record shop Nachural Records on the Ladypool Road, will open its doors
to a group of artists. As one of the highlights of the festival to be held
there on 24th March, Nachural Records will function as both an
info-centre, and temporary
gallery, introducing the background of the artists,
their work, with preliminary ideas and models for related
works, in anticipation of the future realisation of its individual
projects. An important aspect will also be to bring in the youth of the
area, offer training opportunities and teaching,
especially to local 16-25 yr olds, who may be
unemployed, and, through their participation
and collaboration with the artists and their curators, to provide the support
structure for sustaining the success of the project in the long and proper term of
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Under a New Sky is funded by Arts Council England West Midlands, Birmingham City
Council, under the scheme of Generator:
New Curatorial Research Bursaries, West Midlands,
BIAD: UCE Birmingham, 2006 - 2007.
Under a New Sky is produced by
For further information contact:
UANS Project Manager, Liz Rowe.
+44 7769 530 557
or alternatively Email: