Exhibition Launch: After the End of History: British Working Class Photography 1989-2024

From: 26th September 2024 6:00 pm

To: 26th September 2024 8:00 pm

Bonington Gallery

Bonington Gallery, Dryden Street, Nottingham, UK




Join us for a first look at a new exhibition featuring over 120 works by contemporary working-class artists and photographers.

Curated by photographer, writer and broadcaster Johny Pitts, the exhibition emphasises the perspectives of practitioners who turn their gaze towards both their communities and outwards to the wider world.

2024 will mark 35 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the symbolic end of Communism. The weakening of the Soviet Union in the 1980s prompted economist Francis Fukuyama to announce the triumph of Western Liberal Democracy as the only viable future for global politics.

The counter-cultural energies of the 1980s, very often powered up by the alternative ideologies embodied by Communism, produced a collective, coherent, politically engaged generation of working-class artists. But after the so-called ‘End of History’, what became of working-class culture? Who identifies as such, and why? What of the working class creative? What kind of images has working-class life produced in the last 35 years?

  • Free, all welcome
  • Free food & drink provided
  • Photography will be taking place (please let our photographer know if you do not want to be featured)
  • There is lift and stairs access and an accessible toilet



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