It’s the revolution that will always garner the most column inches – the overthrow of a regime is certainly a better story than the rebuilding that comes after. Socially, economically and artistically, a post-revolutionary period defines the new world the revolutionaries live in. It is this world that Cornerhouse’s new exhibition focuses on, bringing together artists from all over the world to reveal the mindset and outlook of those that have lived through these turbulent times. The exhibition runs from 13 April to 18 August, and there will be a public preview this Friday (12 Apr, 6pm – 9pm, FREE, drop-in), which features a specially commissioned live performance by Dublin-based artist Sarah Pierce. On Saturday (13 Apr, 2pm – 4pm, FREE, booking required), there will be a tour and talk with curators Declan Clarke and Sarah Perks, and artists involved, with a film forum on the same day (6.30pm, £1.50 – £3, buy tickets). A second artists film forum takes place on Saturday 18 May (6pm, £1.50 – £3, buy tickets), featuring three films: Daniel Kötter’s Bühne (2012), John Lalor’s Incident Urbain (2012) and Zbynek Baladrán’s short film Minus ten anarcho-communist minutes (2012). See the show’s promo video here.

Preview Fri 12 Apr, Artists’ and Curators’ Tour and Talk Sat 13 Apr, Exhibition runs Sat 13 Apr – Sun 18 Aug, Cornerhouse, Oxford Street, M1 5NH, Tel: 0161 200 1500, Mon Closed, Tue – Sat 12pm – 8pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm, FREE,

Image: The Race by Sandra Ramos

Fri 12 Apr - Sun 18 Aug
John Stansfield
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Mon 13 May 2013