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ACTIONS The Image of the World can be Different


This publication marks the 2018 exhibition Actions. The image of the world can be different, the first exhibition to be held in at the new Kettle’s Yard following its redevelopment.

The exhibition was inspired by a letter Naum Gabo wrote to Herbert Read in 1944, in which Gabo reasserts the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world and his belief that “the image of the world can be different”.

Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally. Bringing together work across a variety of forms and media made by artists of different generations from the emerging to the renowned, the exhibition featured work by 38 artists including nine new commissions by Rana Begum, Jeremy Deller, eL Seed, Idris Khan, Issam Kourbaj, Harold Offeh, Melanie Manchot, Cornelia Parker and Caroline Walker.

152 pages
Size: 290 x 13 x 225mm
ISBN 978-1-904561-74-3

Artists in Actions:
Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme
John Akomfrah
Rana Begum
Joseph Beuys
Anna Brownsted
Candoco Dance Company
(choreography by Laila Diallo)
Alice Channer
Nathan Coley
Edmund de Waal
Jeremy Deller
eL Seed
Jamie Fobert
Helen Frankenthaler
Naum Gabo
Regina José Galindo
Anya Gallaccio
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Barbara Hepworth
Callum Innes
Mary Kelly
Idris Khan
Issam Kourbaj
Richard Long
Melanie Manchot
Julie Mehretu
Gustav Metzger
Oscar Murillo
Ben Nicholson
Harold Offeh
Cornelia Parker
Vicken Parsons
Katie Paterson
Zoran Popovic
Khadija Saye
Emma Smith
Caroline Walker
Kate Whitley