Past Event

Venue

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

11 Rooms
Group Show

11 RoomsGroup Show

Following its premiere at MIF11, Manchester International Festival has taken 11 Rooms to Germany and Sydney, and in 2014 will go to Switzerland.

In a series of identical white rooms at Manchester Art Gallery, a space more usually associated with glowing Pre-Raphaelite paintings, curators Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biensenbach gave 11 artists a space – and time – to fill. The result was in Obrist’s words, ‘like a sculpture gallery where all the sculptures go home at 6pm.’

Audiences travelled round the gallery interacting with performers and pieces that were resolutely ‘live’ – ranging from Tino Sehgal’s eerie and affecting living doll Annlee to the bedroom comedy drama of Simon Fujiwara’s Playing the Martyr, via the austere, heartbreaking Veterans of the Wars of Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq Facing the Corner by Santiago Sierra. Ambiguous and affecting, 11 Rooms was a major hit with the international art scene and local audiences alike.

The questioning, individual intelligence motivating each piece seems almost palpable. It adds up to a resonate experience.’
THE TIMES

Produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery. With thanks to Heiner Goebbels for his collaboration and support.

 

Ruhrtriennale, ESSEN, GERMANY
16 - 26 August 2012

Public Art Projects, SYDNEY
11 – 21 April 2013

Art Basel, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
13 - 23 June 2014

 
 
 

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