Asia Triennial Manchester 11 – Highlights

Cornerhouse Media & Comms Officer Elisa Ruff shares her Asia Triennial Manchester 11 hotlist.

The Asia Triennial Manchester 11 is finally almost upon us, and there are so many exciting events to look forward to! You can choose from a massive array of UK film premieres, exhibitions, commissions and interventions by international and UK artists.

One of my ATM must-sees is definitely Rashid Rana’s Everything Is Happening At Once at Cornerhouse. Rana is one of South Asia’s most prominent contemporary artists today, and in his first major UK public solo show provides a rare opportunity to admire his stunning photo sculptures, photo mosaics and installations in Manchester. The preview will take place on Friday this week, and there will be a glamorous ATM launch party at Cornerhouse on the same night where you can mingle with the art crowd (expect DJ’s, drinks and a lot of fun).

Being a huge fan of world cinema, I’m also looking forward to Cornerhouse’s Asia Triennial Manchester 11 Film Programme. On Sat 1 Oct, you can attend its opening gala and see Lola by award-winning Filipino director Brilliante Mendoza, plus there will be a chance to ask him questions in the post-screening Q&A. An opportunity not to miss…

I’m also can’t wait to see Enkhbold Togmidshiirev (try saying that quickly three times in a row) at Islington Mill. Togmidshiirev is a Mongolian artist, whose performances will reveal and reflect on nomadic culture and its traditions (tip: look out for appearances at other locations around the city centre as well). And finally, be sure to catch Hiraki Sawa’s hauntingly beautiful animation Did I? at the Whitworth.

This is not even a fraction of all the ATM events in Manchester, so get online and check it out yourself: And make sure to let me know your must-sees if you have the chance.

See you all there!