English Magic is a new exhibition by artist Jeremy Deller conceived for the British Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, presented by the British Council. Jeremy Deller’s show focuses on British society, its cultural and political history, its people, icons, myths – from the past, present, and an imagined future.
There’s also English Magic, a new film work by Jeremy Deller, that forms a major part of his exhibition for the British Pavilion in 2013. The film brings together many of the ideas behind the works in the Pavilion and features visual and thematic elements that reflect Deller’s interest in the diverse nature of British society and its broad cultural, socio-political and economic history. The music is performed by the Melodians Steel Orchestra from South London and was recorded in Studio 2 of Abbey Road Studios in London.
After Venice, the exhibition will be on view at the William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Turner Contemporary, Margate in 2014.
Jeremy Deller: English Magic / British Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013. Professional Preview, Venice (Italy), May 30, 2013.
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