Beginning this autumn, The Whitworth will present a major collection from the Bradford-born artist Elizabeth Price. The largest exhibition of its kind to date, it brings together many of Price’s most acclaimed artworks, along with new commissions. It aims to showcase her varied artistic interests and her bold aesthetic style, which draws on advertising and political propaganda. There will be works in different media, including prints, sculptures, and pinhole photographs – all housed in an architectural setting designed by the artist herself. Standouts include the premiere of Slow Dans, a trilogy of video installations that touch upon recent social and political histories. Among these is Kohl, which looks at the subterranean world of abandoned mines that are left to flood. Also featured is the Turner Prize-winning film The Woolworths Choir of 1979, which centres on a fatal blaze in Manchester, but has never been shown in the city before.

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 1 Mar
The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
, Tel: 0161 275 7450, FREE , 10am – 5pm
www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
Words:
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Fri 30 Aug 2019