Ikon’s latest cycle features the new iconic architecture of global technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, Alibaba and Google in a series of relief sculptures, installations, digital animations and portraits. British artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell’s work explores society’s relationship with technology and the data and subsequent influence these big companies have over our lives. Alongside this work will be work by one of the UK’s most experimental artists at the moment: Rie Nakajima. Combining sculpture and sound, Nakajima’s work promises to question what constitutes ‘art’ with works comprising of musical instruments and moving objects.
Wed 21 Mar – Sun 10 Jun (Nakajima until the 3 Jun). The Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Street, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS. Tues-Sun 11am-5pm. Free. http://www.ikon-gallery.org/
Published on: Mon 2 Apr 2018