With far right parties and hate crimes on the rise, civil liberties and minority rights seem more at risk today than we could have imagined. In these turbulent times, Hope is Strong at Millennium Gallery in Sheffield explores the power of art to question the world we live in.
Visitors will be able to see work by one of the world’s foremost politically motivated artists, Ai Weiwei, alongside Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), chronicling the confrontations between police and striking miners in South Yorkshire.
Hope is Strong will also feature work by Ruth Ewan, Flying Leaps, Mona Hatoum, Sharon Kivland, Goshka Macuga, Keith Piper and more. The show is part of a season of exhibitions, talks and events exploring protest and activism in Sheffield, including Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest in Sheffield at Weston Park Museum.