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Folk Archive is a vibrant, visual account of contemporary folk art and creativity in the UK organised by Alan Kane and Jeremy Deller. Celebrating folk art's dynamic and influential role in British society, the exhibition features an astonishing range of work, from needlework to a mechanical elephant, as well as documentation of events, drawings and paintings, many with a narrative or commemorative element.

Surprising and revealing, Folk Archive offers a truly alternative view of our culture.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour publication by Alan Kane and Jeremy Deller, with an essay by Jeremy Millar, edited by Bruce Haines and published by Book Works.

THEN TOURING TO Milton Keynes Gallery 2 Aug-18 Sept Spacex Gallery Exeter 1 Oct-26 Nov Kunsthalle Basel Switzerland, 1 Oct-13 Nov The New Art Gallery Walsall 10 Feb-23 Apr 2006 Aberystwyth Arts Centre 3 June-15 July/06 The Lowry Salford, 22 July-17 Sep/06


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Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK
organisiert von Alan Kane und Jeremy Deller

02.08.05 - 18.09.05 Milton Keynes Gallery
01-10.05 - 26.11.05 Spacex Gallery Exeter
01.10.05 - 13.11.05 Kunsthalle Basel
10.02.06 - 23.04.06 The New Art Gallery Walsall
03.06-06 - 15.07.06 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
22.07.06 - 17.09.06 The Lowry Salford