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Hope is Strong

Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave, 2001, Courtesy of the Artist / Photo: Parisah Taghizadeh
Saturday 17 February 2018 - Sunday 10 June 2018

With far right parties and hate crimes on the rise, civil liberties and minority rights seem more at risk today than we could have imagined. In these turbulent times, Hope is Strong explores the power of art to question the world we live in.

See work by one of the world’s foremost politically motivated artists, Ai Weiwei, alongside Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), chronicling the confrontations between police and striking miners in South Yorkshire.

Hope is Strong will also feature work by Conroy/Sanderson, Ashley Cook, Kate Davis, Ruth Ewan, Jamie Fitzpatrick flyingleaps, Mona Hatoum, Sharon Kivland, Goshka Macuga, Ciara Phillips, Keith Piper, Olivia Plender, Hester Reeve, and Artur Zmijewski.

Hope is Strong is part of our 2018 Protest & Activism season supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Hope is Strong will be complemented at Weston Park Museum by Changing Lives, a new exhibition exploring 200 years of people and protest in Sheffield.

Part of the BBC Civilisations Festival

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