Billboard art project comes to Birmingham

Three city sites to be a part of innovative Division/Revision collection.

From Monday 15th March three billboard sites in Birmingham will become part of an exciting, ambitious nationwide art project.

Division/Revision is curated by artist Uta Kogelsberger, and sees sixteen internationally acclaimed artists responding to the questions “What brings us together?” and “What pulls us apart?” sure in the knowledge that certain issues can do both.

The last three years have seen fundamental changes to how we relate to one another as individuals and as a society. Britain has exited from the European Union; the pandemic has bought new geographies to our daily lives; Black Lives Matter has voiced powerful articulations of systemic inequality. Division/Revision is a reflection on how relations are being re-defined through seismic shifts in the current social and political landscape.

Division/Revision sees the invited artists’ work showcased over the course of sixteen days, on sixteen billboards across the nation, displayed in daily rotation so that at any one time, all artists will be on display in Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol and London. The project forms part of Buildholywood’s new Your Space Or Mine collaborations. You can find out more about the project and participating artists here.

The public will be able to view the daily changing artwork from 15th March to 30th March at:
High Street, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AA (daily)
Moseley Road (Left) 396 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AT (Every other day)
Moseley Road (Right) 396 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AT (Every other day)

It is hoped that the revolving artworks will provide vibrance and inspiration to the community, whilst ensuring the art can be enjoyed in a safe and accessible way on their daily walks or commutes.

Pic: Lifted (2017) by Melanie Manchot