27th Jun - 06th Sep

Benedict Drew – KAPUT

Radical Enlightenment

Taking inspiration from The Grand Tour project across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire through 2015 & 2016, and new work by Benedict Drew, this season of exhibitions and events at QUAD takes a fresh look at the Enlightenment period and the original Grand Tour, reassessing one of the most pivotal periods in human history in a thoroughly modern context.


Oscillating between space tourism and the mystical power of sacred objects, between the scientific and the esoteric, this exhibition of new work by Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge. Click here to watch a trailer.

Benedict Drew (b. 1977) works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies. He graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 and was a LUX Associate Artist (2011/12). He is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Heads May Roll, Matt’s Gallery, London; The Persuaders, Adelaide Festival, SASA Gallery Adelaide, Australia; Zero Hour Petrified, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, New Zealand (all 2014) The Onesie Cycle, Rhubaba, Edinburgh; Now Thing, Whitstable Biennale; This Is Feedback, Outpost, Norwich; Gliss, Cell Project Space; and The Persuaders, Circa Site / AV Festival, Newcastle.

Benedict Drew is part of The Grand Tour fringe programme, an exciting new cultural event taking place in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in 2015 and 2016, thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

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