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Project Space Exhibition to celebrate Paralympic Games

8.6.2012
The closing ceremony at the Stoke Mandeville International Games, 1962. photo, NSIC

The closing ceremony at the Stoke Mandeville International Games, 1962. photo, NSIC

The closing ceremony at the Stoke Mandeville International Games, 1962. photo, NSIC

For our July Project Space exhibition, we’ve commissioned Norwegian artist Stian Ådlandsvik, who is currently artist in residence at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, to create a series of new works which will explore the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

 

Sir Ludwig Guttmann, a neurologist working with World War II veterans, began the Paralympic Games at Stoke Mandeville hospital in 1948. Ådlandsvik will use film and photographic material from the Paralympic archives as a starting point for a series of new sculptural and collage works.

 

This project forms part of MK Gallery's Norwegian Season of Events, complementing our summer exhibiton Pushwagner: Soft City, and is part of RELAY, a major programme of artistic events, exhibitions and performances taking place around South East England that explores, celebrates and integrates the cultural and social phenomena of London 2012.

 

The project will be on display at MK Gallery’s Project Space from 27 June - 29 July 2012.