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Cornerhouse is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film.
Located in the heart of the city and open seven days a week, Cornerhouse has 3 floors of contemporary art galleries, 3 screens showing the best of independent cinema, a bar, café and a bookshop. Cornerhouse Publications is an international distribution service for contemporary visual arts books and catalogues.
Cornerhouse's patrons are: Danny Boyle, Damien Hirst and Helen Mirren.
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-18:00
World Cultures, Social History, Photography, Fine Art, Film and Media, Design, Decorative and Applied Art
Anguish and Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You’ve Got It
Anguish and Enthusiasm is an extraordinary group show of new and recent contemporary art from across the globe exploring the concept of a successful revolution.
While revolutions can serve as landmark shifts in the history of a nation, people or a cause, it is often the post-revolutionary period that reveals most about the mindset and outlook of those that map the new terrain.
Frequently followed by Civil Wars and purges, many ideological principles – and people themselves – fall by the wayside. What makes a successful revolutionary? And who gets to decide?
The exhibition will be accompanied by a film programme plus a series of in-depth events exploring these issues.
Anguish and Enthusiasm Artist Film Forum 2
As usual, the Cornerhouse galleries are open until 8pm, giving you a chance to see its current exhibition – plus, on Saturday 18 May, we are hosting an Artists’ Film Forum including a screening of three films.
In Bühne (2012), Daniel Kötter examines a moment of fundamental change in the understanding of public space in post-communist Bulgaria. In Varna, the Palace for Sports was built as a prestige project of modernist architecture for the communist understanding of theatre and sport in 1968. Whilst its interior has not changed, the main hall changes its architectural and social function weekly.
Two men stroll around the French National Library in John Lalor’s Incident Urbain (2012). Code named Costello and the Colonel, they engage in an intense conversation about the environment around them, tensely building towards a dramatic concluding act.
Zbynek Baladrán looks at the questions that come to mind when everything begins again in his short film Minus ten anarcho-communist minutes (2012).
The artist and filmmaker John Lalor takes part in a post-screening Q&A.
- Any age
£1.50/£3 for the forum, galleries free.