Martin Nangle brings an exciting original exhibition to Salisbury Library’s Gallery 4 for March and April 2018.
The Citizens Wallpaper and The Search for the Golden Lion brings together photojournalism from 1990s Transylvania and 2018 Myanmar/Burma, with excerpts from the Citizens Wallpaper project. What unites these disparate materials is a focus on ordinary people and their lives. The whole exhibition demonstrates how photojournalism can assist local communities in creating their own artistic visual representations.
The Citizens Wallpaper project began in Transylvania in the 1990s and continues in several locations around the world. It brings together materials from Nangle’s travels with visual elements produced by artists and communities that result in a photographic representation of traditions and cultures in a series of large collages. This creates an ever-expanding dialogue between places and peoples that reflects diversity in a positive and respectful way.
During the two months of March and April Martin will begin a local research and development project. This part of the project will build an artistic network for a new phase of The Citizens Wallpaper expressing the character of urban and rural village life in the Test Valley and the Salisbury area. The initial results will be added to the exhibition during the month of April.