A Group Show within Manchester International Festival
Over the last two Festivals, with the iconoclastic Il Tempo del Postino and the epic Marina Abramovic Presents, MIF has established a reputation for commissioning some of the most exciting live art events to be experienced anywhere. 11 Rooms builds on that work, attracting the attention and energy of the international art world to Manchester for the duration of the Festival. Curators Klaus Biesenbach (MoMA PS1 and MoMA, New York) and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery, London) bring together 11 of the most interesting artists creating durational encounters to make new and re-imagined work for MIF. Each will explore the ephemeral aspects of art, focusing on an idea or situation that both establishes and erases itself in the same instance, shaping an unmediated experience for the audience in a series of specially-created spaces at Manchester Art Gallery. The artists are: Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Allora and Calzadilla, Simon Fujiwara, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Roman Ondak, Lucy Raven, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Xu Zhen. Image: John Baldessari. Free admission.