Since their early collaborative show at the infamous London nightclub Stringfellow’s in 1995 to Folk Archive (2007), their acclaimed and unique celebration of British popular art, Deller and Kane have explored and captured the unusual, the off-beat and sometimes the overlooked.
The exhibition includes the artists' Steam Powered Internet Machine - inspired by, as Deller describes it, “thinking about something that connects the industrial revolution with the digital revolution”. Their quirky, customised tea urn and teapot will also make an appearance in Jupiter’s café.
Marking another significant collaboration with the banner-maker Ed Hall, Jupiter will exhibit Deller’s series of vast, colourful and evocative banners. Paraded through the streets of Manchester in 2009, they were a key element in Deller’s Procession, a march coordinated by the artist to celebrate life in contemporary Britain.
Another of Deller’s long-term collaborators, the Caribbean steel drum band Steel Harmony, celebrate the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 3 August by performing hits by Joy Division, Buzzcocks and other UK indie bands.
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