Oh Comely loves... Manchester International Festival

True Faith

© Slater B. Bradley

© Slater B. Bradley

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage

Johan Kugelberg Archivist


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 KugelbergTrue Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists such as Julian SchnabelJeremy DellerLiam GillickMark Leckey and Slater 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 BaldessariBarbara KrugerLawrence WeinerJonathan DemmeRobert Longo and Kathryn BigelowTrue Faith provides a unique perspective on these two most iconic and influential Manchester bands.


Free exhibition - Manchester Art Gallery
Fri 30 June – Sun 16 July
Daily 10am–5pm, except Thur 10am–9pm
Exhibition continues after MIF17 until Sun 3 September

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Image: Slater B. Bradley, Factory Icon, 2000/2017

Courtesy Slater Bradley Studio, Berlin and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

© Slater B. Bradley