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Thirteen Ways Of Looking

Thirteen Ways Of Looking [[Venue Temporarily Closed]

Date: 02 October 2020 - 13 December 2020

Every day

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Cost: Free

Thirteen Artists and Curators show why one perspective is never enough.

The title of this exhibition is inspired by Wallace Stevens' poem 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' (1917). The thirteen verses of the poem each describe the presence and movement of a blackbird differently - creating multiple perspectives and viewpoints of the bird. The blackbird in the poem symbolises the importance of flexibility and fluidity to create space for various forms of experience, knowledge and understanding.

This exhibition borrows from Stevens' approach, bringing together existing and newly commissioned artworks by thirteen artists and curators. Their working practices bring forward international, multicultural, multi-faith and feminist perspectives which shift very much like those of the blackbird in the poem.

Thirteen Ways of Looking explores different strategies of resistance that overlap and intersect in the physical spaces of the gallery and digitally online. They challenge where art belongs, where it's experienced and who is being addressed.

For more information on Thirteen Ways Of Looking exhibition, please visit the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum's website.

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