'The Sensory War 1914 - 2014' An exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery
|Dates:||11 October 2014 - 22 February 2015|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
The Sensory War, 1914-2014 exhibition opened in October at the Manchester Art Gallery. It is the result of a four-year curatorial partnership between Dr Ana Carden-Coyne (Centre for the Cultural History of War, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures), Tim Wilcox (Manchester Art Gallery) and David Morris (Whitworth Art Gallery).
Drawing on both historical WW1 art and contemporary art, the exhibition explores the way artists over the last century have communicated the impact of war on the mind and body, the human sensory experience and the environment.
There are 200 works in the exhibition from local collections and museums and private collections from 13 different countries.
The exhibition has attracted critical acclaim in the International New York Times; London Times; Financial Times; The Guardian; BBC 4 radio Front Row; BBC Manchester Radio; BBC news online; Manchester Evening News; Art Quarterly; The Art Newspaper; Prospect Magazine; and Museum Journal.
Admission to the exhibition is free and it runs until Sunday, 22 February 2015.
Image: Sophie Jodoin, Gas mask, 2008, charcoal drawing
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Manchester Art Gallery