The July highlights from The Cornerhouse.
Anguish and Enthusiasm – until 18 August (free, Galleries 1, 2 and 3)
Anguish and Enthusiasm is an extraordinary group show of new and recent contemporary art investigating post-revolutionary periods and events. Exploring contrasting perspectives and observations from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and beyond, the exhibition considers politics, change and those who were lost along the way. Featuring new commissions by Sarah Pierce, Andreas Bunte, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnec and Trust Your Struggle, alongside existing work by an array of acclaimed artists including Eoghan McTigue, Pocas Pascoal and Jun Yang, Anguish and Enthusiasm is accompanied by a film programme and events further investigating the outcome of a revolution.
Cornerhouse Projects: Anna Beam: A Frog in my Bar-b-que Sauce Thu 11 Jul – Tue 20 Aug (free, Café & Bar)
Anna Beam is showing a new body of work made specifically for the Cafe & Bar spaces, including a large wall-mounted installation. Developing her Metaform series, the inspiration for this work comes from our tireless search for that ever-elusive utopia. The works are made freehand with gouache and pencil, yet look almost like screen-prints with their uniform, evenly applied colour.
THE UK’S ARAB FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS… ANGUISH AND ENTHUSIASM
Programmed to accompany the exhibition Anguish and Enthusiasm UK’s Arab Film Festival presents a specially curated season of North African films, with a special focus on Egypt. The festival includes new cinema that has emerged out of what could arguably be considered a revolutionary moment, the 2011/2 Arab uprisings. Whether inspired directly or indirectly, these films evoke the bubbling anguish that gives rise to dissidence and civil unrest; the selection seeks to open up questions about the role cinema can play for a society consistently struggling with how it should represent itself.
Macbeth – Sat 20 Jul, 20:30
National Theatre Live will broadcast M I F v ’ Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tail of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church. There will not be an interval during the performance.
The World’s End (CTBA) – DATE TBC
Edgar Wright teams up with regular collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the much-anticipated sci-fi comedy The World’s End. Five misfit friends reunite after 20 years to recreate a legendary pub-crawl of their youth, aiming to drink a pint in each pub on the way to fabled inn T W ’ E . During the night they find that their hometown has undergone some drastic changes, as events on their pub-crawl mission take a turn for the worse.
The Bling Ring (15) – from Fri 5 July
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers takes us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree based on true events. The group, known as the Bling Ring, tracked celebrity targets including Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom online – and stole more than $3 million in luxury goods from their homes. In The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola takes us inside their world as what starts out as youthful fun spins out of control, revealing a sobering view of modern culture.
For full screening times and details please visit www.cornerhouse.org.