Cornerhouse Art

A round up of the latest exhibitions running in June at the Cornerhouse Manchester

By Lee Isherwood | 6 June 2011

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Wed 8 June 18:30
Debate/ The Curating of Politics
£7.50 Full/£5.50 concs

This roundtable discussion, programmed alongside the exhibition New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK, investigates the contemporary curating of political art and the politics of curating international art itself. Guests include Dr. Lara Pucci (University of Nottingham), Dr. Amanda Crawley Jackson (University of Sheffield) and writer Omar Kholeif.

Wed 8 Jun 14:00 – 16:00
Workshop/ New Identity
£5 full / £4 concs

Calling all victims of harassment, trans-national workers and lovers, sufferers of negative equity, paranoid conspiracy theorists, undercover police, deep cover activists and get rich quick chancers! This workshop, devised and led by artist Heath Bunting, will explain how it is possible to create a new identity, offering step-by-step guidance to constructing a lawful British national identity for individual use or for exchange with others, with or without profit.
For more information on Heath Bunting see

Sat 25 Jun 12:00 – 14:00
Tour & Talk/ In Conversation: Daniel Herrmann
FREE, Booking recommended

Attend a free guided tour by Constellations curators Karen Gaskill and Michelle Kasprzak followed by an informal discussion with Daniel Herrmann, Curator and Head of MA Curatorial Studies at Whitechapel Gallery, London. This is an opportunity to explore the concepts behind the exhibition, ask questions and discuss issues raised.

Wed 29 Jun 18:00 – 18:45
Curatorsʼ Tour / Magda Archer: Crazy Mad
FREE, Booking recommended

Mike Chavez-Dawson, curator of Magda Archer: Crazy Mad, will give a performative – and informative – tour of this Gallery 1 exhibition. The tour will include a look at the role of the artistʼs studio and the variety of stimuli Archer utilises in her practice, referencing in particular Umberto Ecoʼs notion of ʻopen work.ʼ

Until Mon 27 Jun
Darren Nixon
FREE, Café & Bar

Darren Nixonʼs recent oil paintings are inhabited by figures trying to settle in landscapes without footholds. Nixon is a painter despite (or perhaps because of) his conviction that it doesnʼt make sense to paint. He employs painting and its time-worn problems to look at the ways in which we find meaning in an image and collectively look at life and the questions it throws up. Nixon graduated and is based in Manchester and has exhibited widely in the city.
All the works in the exhibition will be for sale.