South Asia Art and Culture Programme

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.’


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


展覽場地:Manchester 曼徹斯特
展覽時間:29 September 2017


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