New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976-1995 at Sprüth Magers

New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976-1995 at Spruth Magers

Wait, Another New Order post punk flavoured exhibition? Wow London, you’re really spoiling me!

Preceding the Chelsea College of Arts ‘Use Hearing Protection: FAC 1 – 50 / 40‘ exhibition curated by Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft (I wrote about it here), there’s a Sprüth Magers show on right now that ends on September 14th.

New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976-1985 explores the post punk and beyond years of British art, music and design. There are art exhibits from the likes of Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas, plus the ‘Belgravia’ series and stark black and white punk photos of Karen Knorr. (UPDATE: Karen Knorr’s 1979-80 ‘Belgravia’ series blew my mind…)

There’s also an accompanying talk with curator Michael Bracewell and Peter Saville today, that’s unsurprisingly over-subscribed. But I’m assured it will be filmed for public consumption.

UPDATE: I’ve finally been sent the video of the Peter Saville talk. It’s very good and my favourite part is around the 47 minute mark, where Saville talks about how technology inspired his design of the Power, Corruption and Lies album cover. Watch it here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Sprüth Magers
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