true faith | new order & joy division

Celebrating the arts of Joy Division and New Order

date Until September 3, 2017

date Manchester Art Gallery

Held as a part of Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2017, True Faith is a celebration of two legendary British bands, New Order and Joy Division. The exhibition will feature contemporary works that are inspired by the music of the iconic bands. 


Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, England
10 AM – 5 PM, except Thur 10 AM – 9 PM; Free admission


From the website:

Bringing together work by some of the world’s most notable artists, True Faith explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists such as Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey, Glenn Brown and Slater B Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups.

Also featuring Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos and posters from the likes of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo, Raf Simons and Kathryn Bigelow, True Faith provides a unique perspective on these two most iconic and influential Manchester bands.