With works by Yoko Ono, Tania Bruguera and the American film director David Lynch, the visual arts strand of this biennial festival’s eighth edition is varied and ambitious. Fisun Güner reports.
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A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including Howard Hodgkin in Wakefield, art inspired by Joy Division/New Order in Manchester, and Joseph Beuys in London.
The £110million project is to be built on the former Granada Studios site, with Manchester International Festival announced as operator of the new ‘flagship’ cultural venue.
New festival artistic director John McGrath announces a snapshot of the 2017 programme, which includes new commissions by prominent visual artists.
Manchester International Festival has announced John McGrath, currently head of National Theatre Wales, as its new CEO and artistic director.
Bob Dickinson meets Maria Balshaw of Manchester and Whitworth galleries and Sarah Perks of Cornerhouse to discuss the impact of Manchester International Festival’s visual arts programme on the city’s artist community, and the reemergence of performance at the festival.