How do we relate to and learn from the ground beneath our feet? The next major exhibition at the Castlefield Gallery asks just that. Launching this November ‘The Ground Beneath Your Feet’ presents a nuanced dialogue of a global scale, contextualising a time when simple lies win out against complex truths. At a time of hardened borders and global barriers, the art provokes conversations across divides. The exhibition’s opening, part of the With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival (12-18 November) features a powerful live performance by Iranian born Omid Asadi. Running until February 2019, with artists from Israel, Ecuador, Iran, Scotland, and England, questions are raised and stories projected about the refugee crisis, rising homelessness, environmental disasters, right-wing populism and tragedies caused by deterritorialized capitalism. Through the power of film, sculpture, and mediums like demonetised currency, political campaigns and even fungi, the creative and the critical come together.
Fri 16 Nov – Sun 3 Feb 2019, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB, 12pm – 5.30pm, Free entry, www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Published on: Wed 23 Jan 2019