Starting in April the Ikon embark on another of their off-site projects with German artist JÃ¼rgen Partenheimer taking over Perrott’s Folly.
The 96ft mock-gothic tower in Edgbaston was built in 1758 as an elaborate hunting lodge for the entertainment of the landowner, John Perrottâ€™s wealthy friends. Perrottâ€™s Folly has been closed to the public for many years, and this will be the first opportunity to climb the spectacular tower and see paintings and sculpture by Partenheimer installed on each floor. This project forms part of Ikonâ€™s offsite programme which develops the relationship between art, artists and audiences outside the gallery, challenging expectations of where art can be seen and by whom.
Partenheimer also has an exhibition at the Ikon itself, Discontinuity, Paradox & Precision, running from April 2nd to May 8th.