Malawian-born, London-based artist and writer Samson Kambalu co-curates this new show at Manchester’s contemporary Castlefield Gallery. Inspired by his father’s late night drunken lectures on Freud and Nietzsche, Kambalu developed his own philosophical concept of called Holyballism, inspired by inquiry, criticism and dissent (as detailed in his book, The Jive Talker), and, in a similar vein, the show seeks to explore and subvert traditional modes of production. Tattoo City: The First Three shares its title with the curator’s current book. Alongside Kambalu’s own work the show includes work by German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys and Anglo-Nordic painter Sigrid Holmwood.

Fri 30 Nov-27 Jan, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, M15 4GB. Tel: 0161 832 8034, Wed-Sun, 1pm-6pm, FREE,

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 27 Jan
James Wise
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Thu 29 Nov 2012