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The Whitworth
The University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M15 6ER

Nikhil Chopra Coal on Cotton

Chopra’s sincerity and concentration, a still point in the hubbub of the city, lends him the charismatic aura of a hermit or an ascetic guru …he has a magic, magnetic presence.
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Nikhil Chopra’s extraordinary performance spanned centuries and continents as he lived and worked in the Whitworth Gallery for the Festival’s opening weekend. Audiences came and stayed, left and came back over the 65 hours, watching him transform from a cotton farmer to a mill worker to a mill owner. Supporting workshops, talks, classes and meals took place around the clock, making Coal on Cotton a real Festival happening.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Whitworth Art Gallery.

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