Are you allergic to the 21st Century? – is the tag line for this exhibition now running at HOME which is part of a series of shows that respond to classic cinema in a modern day context. Safe – which is inspired by Todd Haynes’ 1995 film about a disillusioned housewife – explores the film’s recurrent themes such as: environmental issues, the AIDS epidemic, sexual politics, and suburban disillusionment. For this exhibition, nine artists, including Claire Makhlouf Carter, Sunil Gupta, and Turner Prize nominee James Richards, are showing work across the mediums of writing, performance, sculpture, print and moving image. Together they present a unique view on new-age thinking in an age of disenchantment and the subsequent self-help language that feeds into this market. Given that its Christmas in the middle of this exhibition’s run, it might be worth popping in before the big day to give you plenty of time to explore the ideas on display.

Sat 14 Nov – Sun 3 Jan, HOME, 2, Tony Wilson Place, 2 First Street, Manchester M15 4FN, Mon closed (except for bank holidays), Tue – Sat noon-8pm, Sun noon-6pm, FREE,

Sat 14 Nov - Sun 3 Jan
Daisy Kidd
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Mon 14 Dec 2015