Gillian Davenport, Jo Byrne, 'The Wheel of Truth', 2017 Mixed Media.

Art in the Post-truth Era

Exhibition dates: Friday 27 January – Thursday 9 February 2017
Venue: New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery,  New Adelphi Building, University of Salford, Peel Park Campus, University Road West, M5 4BR
Gallery opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

Art in the Post-truth Era is an exhibition that explores one of the most talked about facets of contemporary culture.  ‘Post-truth’ was hailed by the Oxford English Dictionary as the word of the year in 2016.  It is a word that has come to define our understanding of our social and political experience in the wake of the UK European referendum and the US presidential election.

Post-truth is defined as ‘relating to, or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion or personal belief’.  It has been characterised by fake news stories, conspiracy theories and appeals to prejudice and racism and its dissemination by social media platforms.

The artists in Art in the Post-truth Era explore this new terrain in a variety of media.  The artists have worked collaboratively and are drawn from undergraduate and post-graduate programmes within the School of Arts & Media and include students from Visual Arts, Photography, Graphic Design and Media & Performance.