Until 31 May 15, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Expect fireworks at the launch of Parker’s solo show at the Whitworth. For the opening, the British artist has designed a meteor display inspired by William Blake’s watercolour The Ancient of Days, around 1827, which is in the museum’s collection. The trigger is a breath-activated sensor created from graphene—the world’s strongest, thinnest, substance discovered at the University of Manchester—made from graphite from a Blake pencil drawing. The show includes Cold Dark Matter: an Exploded View, 1991, made from fragments of Parker’s detonated...
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