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Frieze Review: Maurice Carlin, Castlefield Gallery

Frieze Review: Maurice Carlin, Castlefield Gallery

Carol Huston, March 2013

Maurice Carlin

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

Developed over the last 18 months, the work shown at Carlin’s solo show at Castlefield Gallery was loosely constructed as a response to Umberto Eco’s 1985 definition of ‘crisis’: a ‘moment of transition in which something that held before doesn’t hold any longer and there is not yet something new’. The Manchester-based artist’s practice addresses the wobbly bits of a society that doesn’t know what to do with the failure of institutions or how to deal with it.

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