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Author:  Roy [ Wed May 16, 2012 6:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Ye Olde New Worlds

This should interest those of you who remember the 60's and New Worlds in Michael Moorcock's time as editor. April 12 to 2 June 2012 at the All Saints Manchester Metropolitan University Library on Oxford Road and then next year in Scotland. I asked if non students can get in and Jayne Burgess answered my query, 'I can confirm that non-MMU students are indeed very welcome to visit this exhibition, and any future exhibition. On arrival at the Library, please explain to the staff on the Library reception that you wish to view the exhibition in the Special Collections Gallery and you will be granted access.'

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A "NEW wave" of British science fiction emerged in the sixties that embraced the most progressive forces in culture at the time. This included forms of visual art that looked to technology for methods, subject matter and metaphors.
A new exhibition at MMU Special Collections in the Sir Kenneth Green Library – Paolozzi at New Worlds Art & Science Fiction in the Sixties - explores this through the pages of the magazine New Worlds, the so-called bible of the "new wave".
Artists including Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol were featured, meanwhile writers such as J.G. Ballard and Michael Moorcock incorporated art imagery into their stories.
By far the most influential artist was Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) a sculptor, designer and print-maker, respected as the embodiment of a "new sensibility" in art.

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