Exhibition

Exchanges

16 Apr 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

Event times

Everyday except for Thursday: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-9pm

Cost of entry

Free

The Whitworth

Manchester
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Exchanges sets art and artists together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.

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Exchanges sets art and artists together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.

In this evolving exhibition, art that has recently been acquired by the Whitworth is placed in dialogue with selected works from the existing collection.

Our collection of drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture has historically favoured white male artists, reflecting the traditional narrative of Western art history. In our collecting today, we are trying to rectify the historic imbalance between white male artists and other artists who have been sidelined because they are female, non-white, non-Western, LGBTQ+ or marginalised due to mental health or physical disability.

In Exchanges, recent acquisitions are presented alongside archival documents, showing how what we collect today strives to reflect our society as a whole, rather than a small fraction of it.

16 February 2019 – February 2020


Image: Barry Anthony Finan, YES I WANNT TO DO TRRICKSSERRS, 2016 (detail).
Acquired by support from Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund, and the Friends of the Whitworth, 2018.

Exhibiting artists

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

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