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Mike Nelson: M6
12 January - 9 March 2013
Preview Friday 11 January, 6-8pm
Mike Nelson M6 (photograph) 2013.
Eastside Projects presents M6 a new commission by Mike Nelson, one of the most significant artists working in the UK today. M6 is Nelson’s first major exhibition in his home region and continues his singular investigation of political histories through the raw materials of our world.
Within the old industrial heart of Birmingham, discarded, utilitarian objects have been collected as if they were trophies of an ignored parallel world - a dark, abject monument. M6 acts as an invocation of the highways and their concrete islands, memorialising their past production and the shifting economies of spent resources.
Mike Nelson 2013.
Mike Nelson (b.1967, Loughborough. Lives and works in London)
Nelson represented Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and has twice been nominated for the Turner Prize: in 2001, and again in 2007. His work The Coral Reef (2000), commissioned by Matt's Gallery, London, was installed as part of the collection at Tate Britain, London (2010-11). Solo exhibitions include: 408 tons of imperfect geometry, Malmö Konsthall (2012); A Psychic Vacuum, Creative Time, New York (2007); Mirror Infill, Frieze Projects, Frieze art fair, London (2006); After Kerouac, Centre dʼArt Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2006). Group exhibitions include Crash: Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London (2010); Psycho Buildings, Hayward Gallery (2008); Kling Klang, HMS Plymouth, Birkenhead, (curated by Gavin Wade), (1998); and projects in biennales in Singapore (2011), Sao Paulo (2004), Istanbul (2003), and Sydney (2002).
Mike Nelson is represented by 303 Gallery, New York; Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; Matt's Gallery, London; and neugerriemschneider, Berlin.
Thanks to Katy Stephens and Julian Heath at Amey, Bescot Depot, M6 Highways Infrastructure.