7 Nov 2005
Peter Saville 'Estate' @ Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, 12 November 2005 - 8 January 2006 
As trailed as long ago as 2003, when The Peter Saville Show first made its debut, the follow-up exhibition, 'Estate', premieres in Zurich from this Friday. Saville is also doing a talk on the exhibition on Thursday 17 November.

From www.migrosmuseum.ch: "The legendary cover of the New Order single Blue Monday (1983) and, for example, the cover of the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures (1979), were to bring the Manchester graphic designer Peter Saville (born 1955) worldwide renown. In this solo exhibition at the migros museum fur gegenwartskunst, his archive is being fully opened to the public for the first time to reveal three decades of work. Using a reduced, Modernist style Peter Saville has made key innovations in the field of visual communications, and in recent times he has had a profound effect on the interplay between art, design and advertising."

Opening: Friday 11 November 2005, 6pm
Then from 12 November 2005 - 8 January 2006

Art Talk in English with Peter Saville on 17 November, 7pm. In collaboration with the British Council.

Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 277 20 50
Fax: +41 44 277 62 86



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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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