True Faith - Manchester Art Gallery - Fri 30 June – Sun 3 September

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 AT 9:41AM

Bringing together work by some of the world’s most notable artists, True Faith explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists such as Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey, Glenn Brown and Slater B Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups.

Also featuring Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos and posters from the likes of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo, Raf Simons and Kathryn Bigelow, True Faith provides a unique perspective on these two most iconic and influential Manchester bands.


Slater B. Bradley Factory Icon, 2000/2017 Courtesy Slater Bradley Studio, Berlin and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo © Slater B.

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Festival No.6 – Joy Division talk

Thursday, September 4, 2015 AT 1:00PM

This weekend as part of the fantastic Festival No.6 in Portmerion, North Wales there will be a Joy Division related event. On Friday 4th September at 6.15pm at the Estuary Stage curated by Faber Social, Deborah Curtis, Stephen Morris and Jon Savage will talk about the Lyrics of Ian Curtis. If you are at the festival please come down to the estuary and join us.

More information at Festival No.6

Joy Division vinyl album re-issues

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:28PM

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' this summer, we are pleased to announce the re-issue of four iconic Joy Division releases on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl: 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' will be available on June 29th, followed by 'Still' and an expanded version of 'Substance' – both available as double-LP sets - on July 24th. The expanded version of 'Substance' will also be available on CD. The new version features two additional songs which were not included on previous editions: 'As You Said' and the Pennine version of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

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Joy Division documentary on BBC4 Friday 27th February

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:41PM

The Grant Gee directed film documentary "Joy Division" receives it television premier tonight on BBC4 9pm Friday 27th February. The film examines the band's story through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audiotapes and features the unprecedented participation of all the surviving band members.

So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks of Ian Curtis

Thursday, September 18, 2014 AT 4:03PM

Faber & Faber publish So This Is Permanence on October 16 2014, £27 hardback, £200 limited edition,
£14.99 ebook.

Edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, So This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter.

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