The Aerodrome : An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley

Frozen Sky 2000 (digital animation) will be on exhibition in The Aerodrome, an exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham opening on 12 June, dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley. Michael was curator at Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford before his tragic death in 2012. Co-curated by Jonathan Watkins with artists David Austen and George Shaw and structured loosely on Rex Warner’s 1941 war-time novel The Aerodrome, a book that made a great impression on Michael, it will include many of the artists he worked with, as follows:

Phillip Allen / Polly Apfelbaum / David Austen / Karla Black / Simon & Tom Bloor / Boyd & Evans / Marcel Broodthaers / Marcus Coates / Nathan Coley / Phil Collins / John Constable / Michael Craig-Martin / Abraham Cruzvillegas / Shezad Dawood / Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane / DRMM Architects / Alec Finlay / Anya Gallaccio / John Gerrard / Siobhan Hapaska / Roger Hiorns / Lonnie Holley / Thomas Houseago / Langlands & Bell / Elizabeth Magill / Aleksandra Mir / Jean-Luc Moulène / Paul Nash / Hayley Newman / Adrian Paci / Susan Philipsz / Paul Ramirez Jonas / Kristian Ryokan / Michael Sailstorfer / Jenny Saville / George Shaw / Michael Stanley / Linder Sterling / Graham Sutherland / Phoebe Unwin / Wolfgang Weileder / Cathy Wilkes / Stephen Willats / Keith Wilson / Richard Woods / Gilberto Zorio

“This will be not only the celebration of extraordinary professional achievement, but also the gathering of friends and family to share thoughts, anecdotes and other memories. Mike will be there in spirit”. JW.

Read Louisa Buck’s blog post about The Aerodrome for The Art Newspaper.