11 Rooms

Curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist bring together 11 of the most interesting artists.

By Lee Isherwood | 9 June 2011

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When: Saturday 9 July 2011 – Sunday 17 July 2011
Where: Manchester Art Gallery

Over the last two Festivals, with the iconoclastic Il Tempo del Postino and the epic Marina Abramović 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 Abramović
John Baldessari
Allora and Calzadilla
Simon Fujiwara
Joan Jonas
Laura Lima
Roman Ondák
Lucy Raven
Tino Sehgal
Santiago Sierra
Xu Zhen

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery and the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNIAL 2012-2014.

Produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.