Love Thy Neighbour - Asia Triennial Manchester 2021
|Dates:||12 November 2021 - 24 November 2021|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public|
With a two-week interdisciplinary programme of art, poetry, film, immersive installation and performance, ATM21 will investigate how we can build a more compassionate relationship with our neighbours, from the hyperlocal to the international. This multifaceted event aims to develop and promote the work of British and international artists that work across the context of Asian contemporary visual culture.
Free and open to the public is an exhibition of postcards at the newly opened Manchester Poetry Library, which portray the rich histories of Asian art through modern and contemporary interpretations. Intimate and immediate, the artist’s postcard is a microcosm, a miniature work of art designed for a specific social purpose - to connect with others. The unique collection features prints, photography, fine art, embroidery and poetry from multiple countries of origin and artists such as Louise Soloway Chan and Rekha Rodwittiya.
Manchester Confucius Institute was honoured to support performance artist Mingmei Zhou’s project ‘Islands’, which was part of the launch event on Thursday, 11th Nov. Her dramatic installation addressed issues specific to British Asian communities and reflected on people’s attitudes towards their neighbours from different backgrounds - particularly Asian overseas students who were isolating during the pandemic.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Poetry Library