Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always takes its name from The Smiths song Shoplifters of the World Unite. Organised with key pieces from the Arts Council Collection and Towner Collection, the exhibition asks how popular culture, and its vast compendium of imagery, words and materials, has influenced contemporary art. With a focus on the provocative, liberating and seductive power of music and film, it considers how popular culture, as well as subculture, fandom, marginal communities, and individual, collective and national identities, have continued to be a source of inspiration for artists. With work by Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Graham Gussin, Anthea Hamilton, Jim Lambie, Mark Leckey, Mario Rossi, Kelly Richardson, Ross Sinclair, John Stezaker and Matt Stokes.
Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always, until 8 October, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. For more information: www.townereastbourne.org.uk.
1.John Stezaker, Psycho Montage III (The Mirror), (detail) 1978. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Gift of the artist 2011.