Amongst culture vultures, there is an ongoing debate about the role of art intuitions in public life. Who decides which artworks get showcased and which lie forgotten in storage? A new exhibition opening this week at Manchester Art Gallery seeks to explore these very issues. ‘Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition’ showcases the work of more than 40 artists, and aims to explore how they can be experienced in a new way: if considered beyond the usual frames of biography and identity. Comprising more than 70 works and archival documents from the 18th to the 21st century, the exhibition is drawn from several public collections, including the John Rylands Library and The Whitworth. Additionally, the venue’s arts studio will have space for activities for families, including displays and workshops that explore the role of play in art. The exhibition has been developed as part of Black Artists and Modernism, a three-year research project.
Fri 25 May – Mon 22 April 2019, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, 10am – 5pm, FREE, manchesterartgallery.org
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Published on: Sat 22 Dec 2018