Tuesday Talks: Michael Morris
|Starts:||11:00 9 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||12:30 9 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art.
The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
Tuesday 9 October – Michael Morris
As Co-Director of Artangel with James Lingwood, Michael Morris has been involved in an extraordinary range of commissions and productions with some of the world's most exciting artists, musicians, writers, actors and filmmakers, often staged in unexpected locations in and outside the country. Among the best known Artangel projects since the early 1990s are Rachel Whiteread’s House, which won the Turner Prize in 1993, the destruction of all his possessions by Michael Landy in a defunct department store, Jeremy Deller's re-enactment of the Battle of Orgreave during the 1994 miners’ strike or Roni Horn’s Library of Water in Iceland. Recently, Artangel took over a decommissioned prison in Reading to stage a large stage project exploring the life and work of the jail's famous inmate, Oscar Wilde. Morris is also an Artistic Advisor to the Manchester International Festival and is currently co-producing with MIF a new multi-media performance by the composer and director Heiner Goebbels, Everything that happened and would happen, at Mayfield, Manchester, 10-21 October.
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