Air Guitar

Art Reconsidering Rock Music

artists: Maike Abetz & Oliver Drescher, Dave Allen, Sean Dower, Sam Durant, Luke Caulfield, Douglas Gordon, Peter Harris, Paul Housley, Scott King, Christian Marclay, Paul McDevitt, Jonathan Monk, Dave Muller, Seamus Nicolson, James Pyman, George Shaw, Ross Sinclair, Bob & Roberta Smith, Frances Stark, John Strutton, Jessica Voorsanger, Michael Wilkinson, Stephen Willats

Air Guitar explores the relationship between art and rock music from the perspective of the artist as rock music fan. Since the 1970s, rock music has provided an enduring frame of reference for a generation of visual artists. For many of the artists exhibiting in Air Guitar rock music is a constant source of inspiration for their work, for others, it is the subtle influence that underpins their practice. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at Milton Keynes Gallery (12 July – 1 September 2002) touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester (21 September – 3 November 2002), Angel Row, Nottingham (11 January – 1 March 2003), Tullie House, Carlisle (22 March – 18 May 2003).

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