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The object is alive exhibition

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The object is alive exhibition

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

Drawing on the invitation to reconsider the works of Tadeusz Kantor and intervene in the expansive Leicester museums collections, Mike Cooter's onsite research continues for an exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

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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53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0)116 225 4900

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The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe (15 Mar 2018 - 6 May 2018)
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Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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