South Asia Art and Culture Programme
南亞藝術文化項目


Hetain Patel

Hetain Patel

This September Manchester’s cultural institutions welcome leading South Asian and British artists of South Asian descent in a celebration of shared heritage and historic connections through a series of exhibitions and performances across the city. Marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh, eight exhibitions present both new and seminal works, while a wider programme of music, film and performances for the opening weekend invited audiences to experience a wealth of South Asian culture.

New North and South is a network of eleven arts organisations from South Asia and the North of England. The exhibitions and events will take place at the Whitworth, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and HOME. The three-year project aims to connect with diverse audiences on both continents that showcase the best of contemporary art from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.

2017 programme highlights include the Whitworth to present the first major UK exhibition by Raqs Media Collective and the work of South Asian Modernists 1953-63; Solo exhibitions from Neha Choksi, Waqas Khan, Mehreen Murtaza, Hetain Patel, Risham Syed and a one-off performance lecture by Tentative Collective at Manchester Art Gallery; 48hr one-off performance by Nikhil Chopra at the Museum of Science and Industry; Solo show and interventions at Manchester Museum by Reena Saini Kallat.

Raqs Media Collective: Twilight Language (30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018) at the Whitworth and throughout Whitworth Park explores the history of Suffrage and the birth of the labour movement. The exhibition includes new commissions inspired by Manchester’s industrial heritage.
In the Collective’s own words, ‘unravel worlds, make questions, haunt memorials, and follow the tangled threads of how histories and ways of thinking about emancipation intersect.’

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Raqs Media Collective 2017 Sitting at the desk and alcove where Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels worked at Chetham’s in 1845-2

今年九月,曼徹斯特的文化機構將迎來多位傑出的南亞和南亞裔英國藝術家,為了慶祝彼此共有的遺產和歷史淵源,各機構屆時會在全城展開一系列的展覽和表演。值印度、巴基斯坦和後來的孟加拉國成立七十週年之際,八大展覽將呈現全新並具有開創性的作品,而開幕式上還會舉辦更加多樣的音樂、電影和表演節目,邀請觀眾體驗豐富的南亞文化。
“新南北”是由十一個南亞和英格蘭北部的藝術機構所組成的網絡。展覽和活動場地分別在惠特沃斯美術館、曼徹斯特美術館,曼徹斯特博物館、科學與工業博物館和HOME文化中心。這個為期三年的項目旨在為兩大洲的不同觀眾建立聯繫,展示來自孟加拉國、印度、巴基斯坦、斯裡蘭卡以及英國最傑出的當代藝術作品。
2017年的項目亮點包括惠特沃斯美術館的印度藝術團體Raqs媒體小組的首個英國大展,以及群展《南亞現代主義1953-63)》;曼徹斯特美術館舉辦的藝術家妮哈·喬克茜、瓦卡斯·卡恩、赫雷恩·穆爾塔扎、赫頓·帕特爾、瑞尚賽義德個展以及藝術團體試驗小組的一次性表演講座;科學與工業博物館中尼赫·喬普拉的48小時一次性表演;曼徹斯特博物館,由瑞娜·卡蕾特帶來的個人展覽和藝術介入。
《Raqs媒體小組:暮光語》(2017年9月30日至2018年2月25日)將在惠特沃斯美術館和惠特沃斯公園內探討選舉權的歷史和工人運動的誕生。其中還包括了受曼徹斯特工業啟發的全新委託作品。Raqs媒體小組說:“揭開世界,創設問題,在紀念碑徘徊,分析交錯纏繞的解放歷史與思路。”

展覽場地:Manchester 曼徹斯特
展覽時間:29 September 2017
更多信息:www.newnorthandsouth.org