Endurance artist Nikhil Chopra will return to Manchester for a 48-hour live art performance at the Museum of Science and Industry. The museum’s historic steam locomotive will be the centre of Chopra’s attention: the engine served on the railways of India before moving to Pakistan after the 1947 Partition. The Bengali artist will take these themes for his new work that includes costume, intricate drawings and live music by DJ Masta Justy. Chopra has made a name for duration performances, and once spent 65 hours creating a charcoal panorama for Manchester International Festival. Visitors to the Museum will be able to view him pretty much 24 hours a day (check website for details): tickets are free, and booking is required for entry after 6pm. This event is part of the New North and South network, a collaboration between arts organisations across the North of England and South Asia.
Fri 29 Sep – Sun 1 Oct, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP. Tel: 0161 832 2244, starts 6pm Fri, FREE, www.msimanchester.org.uk
Published on: Sun 2 Jul 2017