new exhibitions
THE WHITWORTH

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
0161 275 7450

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

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FOUR CORNERS OF ONE CLOTH
Jun 23, 2018 - Nov 24, 2019

EXCHANGES
Feb 16, 2019 - Jun 7, 2020
Exchanges sets art and artists together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.
 
In this evolving exhibition, art that has recently been acquired by the Whitworth is placed in dialogue with selected works from the existing collection.
 
Our collection of drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture has historically favoured white male artists, reflecting the traditional narrative of Western art history. In our collecting today, we are trying to rectify the historic imbalance between white male artists and other artists who have been sidelined because they are female, non-white, non-Western, LGBTQ+ or marginalised due to mental health or physical disability.
 
In Exchanges, recent acquisitions are presented alongside archival documents, showing how what we collect today strives to reflect our society as a whole, rather than a small fraction of it.

THE RENO AT THE WHITWORTH
Mar 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
For a period of one year Linda Brogan and a group of local residents, who went to the Reno nightclub in the 1970s and 80s, will occupy the Whitworth.

LI YUAN CHIA: UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHS
May 18, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
In his lifetime, Li Yuan Chia (1929-1994) travelled from China, to Taiwan, Bologna and London but found his home in a house that he bought in 1972 from Winifred Nicholson in Banks at the far north of Cumbria on Hadrian’s Wall. Now regarded as China’s first conceptual artist, Li Yuan Chia made this house into the LYC Museum and Art Gallery - a place for showing innovative art alongside children’s workshops and his own experimental work.

PEARL ALCOCK
May 18, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
Arriving in the UK from Jamaica in 1958 with £5 in her pocket as part of the Windrush generation, Alcock moved to Brixton to realise her dream of opening a boutique dress shop on Railton Road – an area famous for connecting with London’s LGBTQ+ community.

BEYOND FAITH: MUSLIM WOMEN ARTISTS
Jun 14, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
Beyond Faith: Muslim Women Artists Today
This exhibition of five contemporary artists presents their work in conversation with pieces selected from the Whitworth’s art collection.

UNREFORMED: WALLPAPER AND DESIGN
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 2, 2020
In the middle of the nineteenth century wallpaper design suddenly became diverse. English manufacturers began to excel at the quick production of affordable wallpapers. There was also an ever-increasing availability of things from abroad. This resulted in a dramatic explosion of choice.

Click to enlargeCÉZANNE AT THE WHITWORTH
Aug 24, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020
This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.
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TAPESTRIES
Oct 12, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020

ELIZABETH PRICE
Oct 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020
Bringing together many new and acclaimed works - including drawings, sculpture and video - this exhibition engages with Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.
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