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New contemporary art gallery to open in Hull for the UK City of Culture

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Sarah Lucas: Power in Woman

A new contemporary gallery is set to open in Hull as part of its year as UK City of Culture. Humber Street Gallery opens tomorrow 3 February, in a three-storey former fruit and vegetable warehouse, showing works of visual art, design, film, photography and craft.

The first two exhibitions being held at the gallery include a series of three sculptures by Sarah Lucas, who has also recently been commissioned to create the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Power in Woman will be displayed in the Humber Street Gallery with support from the Art Fund.

The other opening exhibition will explore the work and legacy of subversive Hull-based art collective Coum Transmissions, and its impact on the art world of the late 1960s. The show will feature works by the group including materials from its personal archive, curated by co-founder Cosey Fanni Tutti, and musical performances programmed by The Quietus.

Other events and works celebrating the City of Culture 2017 include a major public art piece in the city centre by artist Nayan Kulkarni called Blade, made from a 75m rotor blade that would normally be at the top of a wind turbine.

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Sarah Lucas: Power in Woman

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Coum Transmissions

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Nayan Kulkarni: Blade