Under a New Sky in Sparkbrook

The Birmingham Post has a report on a new gallery show on Ladypool Road in Sparkbrook.

Baghdad Café is part of a project called Under a New Sky, which has brought together eight artists well-known on the international art circuit to propose a number of community-based projects, linked to the idea of regeneration, for Sparkbrook.

The Ladypool Road building acts as a kind of exhibition and information centre for the project. Participating artists include the American minimalist artist (and rock critic) Dan Graham, who is showing a video of a glass pavilion installed in the grounds of a museum in Portugal. Graham hopes to do something similar in Birmingham.

Others taking part are Reza Aramesh (Iran/UK), Paul Eachus (UK), Nooshin Farhid (Iran/UK), Runa Islam (Bangladesh/UK) and Goshka Macuga (Poland/UK). But perhaps the biggest name is Yona Friedman, the 83-year-old architect and theorist of flexible and sustainable urban forms who was born in Hungary and lives in France.


There’s also more info in this press release and it runs at 394 Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Thur – Sat 12-6pm, until April 21st.