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COTTON: Global Threads Olympic Weave Race

Curator Dr Jennifer Harris reveals details about an upcoming special event at the Whitworth Art Gallery Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April, 11am – 4:30pm and Sunday 22nd April, 12 -4pm    Join artist weaver Travis Meinolf in a three-way… Continue reading

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Action weaver looms large

All at the Whitworth are looking forward to seeing the results of Travis Meinolf’s specially commissioned Action Weaving sessions coming up soon for COTTON: Global Threads. The artist, hailing from San Francisco and now living in Berlin, has been in… Continue reading

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In conversation with Grace Ndiritu

Artist Grace Ndiritu discusses her work in the exhibition and her wider practice with curator Dr Jennifer Harris. Recorded at a public event to accompany the exhibition COTTON: Global Threads at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. (Approx 46 mins.)

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Focus on: Yinka Shonibare

Curator Dr Jennifer Harris discusses Yinka Shonibare‘s piece, specially commissioned for COTTON: Global Threads. Shonibare’s work is synonymous with Dutch wax print fabrics and notions of hybridity, history and identity. Harris explains how his work elegantly articulates some major themes… Continue reading

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Change of date – In conversation with Grace Ndiritu

Please update your diaries! Grace Ndiritu, the artist currently exhibiting her ‘video paintings’ as part of COTTON: Global Threads, will be visiting the gallery to discuss her work with the exhibition’s curator, Dr Jennifer Harris. The event has had to… Continue reading

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Focus on: Aboubakar Fofana & Grace Ndiritu

Dr Jennifer Harris takes us into the gallery to discuss Les Arbres à Bleus from Aboubakar Fofana and Still Life by Grace Ndiritu, two works occupying spaces leading on from each other in COTTON: Global Threads. Audio recorded in Whitworth… Continue reading

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Artist Interview – Lubaina Himid

Images filled with pattern and intriguing slogans line the walls, from an imaginary ‘Lost Sample Book’. Accompanying them are framed portraits, collages of women… Artist interview with Lubaina Himid. Liza Lemsatef Cunningham discusses how the artist engages in ‘curatorial interventions’… Continue reading

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Artist Interview – Liz Rideal

Inky traces of a sari physically crumpled through a press contrast with a delicately suspended sari wafting as projected images dance upon it. The viewer is seduced by the work even after the gallery has closed, with an intriguing LED… Continue reading

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Artist Interview – Aboubakar Fofana

Liza Lemsatef Cunningham chatted to artist Aboubakar Fofana about his work, its meaning, and his unique process of contemporary art-making inspired by traditional techniques and materials from Mali, West Africa, and his background as a painter and calligrapher. Fofana’s striking… Continue reading

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Artist Interview – Grace Ndiritu

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