Jeremy Deller
The History of the World 1998

Artwork details

Jeremy Deller born 1966
The History of the World
Date 1998
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Support: 640 x 1115 mm
Acquisition Purchased 2001
Not on display

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This is a personal graphic visual presentation of the history, influence and context for acid house and brass band music; its flow diagram indicates possible social and political echoes between the two forms. The print also provides the graphic rationale for Acid Brass, a project initiated by Jeremy Deller in 1996 for which acid house music was arranged and performed by brass bands. The joining of acid house and brass band music illustrated the historical breadth of the spirit of dissent that characterised opposition to the Thatcherite break-up both of the coal industry and Britain’s wider industrial and manufacturing base.

October 2013