From gallery walls to city streets, poets and visual artists connect words and images in this multifaceted group show.
Poet Slash Artist brings together a wide array of work by poets who make visual art and visual artists who work with words. With an exhibition at HOME supplemented by specially commissioned new work installed in public spaces across the city (check back in June for locations), this far-reaching project explores the current and future connections between poetry and the visual arts – forging new links between them across cultures, continents, languages and generations.
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay
Featuring work by Etel Adnan, Adonis, Jay Bernard, Anne Boyer, Julien Creuzet, Imtiaz Dharker, Jimmie Durham, Inua Ellams, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Tracey Emin, Renee Gladman, Vivienne Griffin, Lubaina Himid, Sky Hopinka, Isaiah Hull, Tarek Lakhrissi, Lebogang Mashifane, Friederike Mayröcker, Jota Mombaça, Precious Okoyomon, Tiffany Sia, Lemn Sissay, Cecilia Vicuña, Xu Bing, Gōzō Yoshimasu
Alongside the exhibition, Cerys Matthews will be curating a day of words and music at Homeground, HOME’s summer-long open-air stage, and there’ll be a film programme in the HOME cinema curated by Rachel Hayward, Head of Film and Jason Wood, Artistic Director: Film and Culture that looks at inter-disciplinary practice and figures who overlap between the worlds of art and poetry.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and HOME.