The Object is Alive Exhibition - Mike Cooter - The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe

From: Thu 15 March, 11:00am
To: Sun 6 May, 11:00am

Venue: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

Free

Drawing on the invitation to reconsider the works of Tadeusz Kantor and intervene in the expansive collections administered by Leicester City Council, Mike Cooter’s onsite research continues for an exhibition to be hosted by the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in spring. Forming part of the Radar series of commissions The Object is Alive, The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe, will draw on Kantor’s Anti-Exhibition (1963) and Leicester-born naturalist Henry Walter Bates’ (1825-92) research into a form of mimicry that would take his name. Working across holdings from fine art, natural history, industrial design, decorative arts and material cultures, the exhibition will look to explore how the objects in the collection both perform and reproduce themselves through their own agency and in symbiotic relationship with organisations that host them.

Image: Research photograph (with thanks to Michael Asher), Mike Cooter, 2017. Boiler heating the Abbey Pumping Station, home of Leicester City Council’s Industrial History Museum.

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