- Date: 19 September 2011
- Region: North West
Enkhbold Togmidshiirev Destination, 2011, Undur-Ulaan mountain, Erdene sum, Centre province. Credit: Photo by Bayarmagnai
Eight weeks, 17 venues, 13 countries, 40 artists and 25 new commissions: art, film and events across the city
The UK's only Asian art triennial runs from 1 October to 27 November 2011 in Manchester, with a vibrant and exciting showcase of current contemporary visual art from Asia.
Asia Triennial Manchester 11 (ATM11), initiated and led by Shisha, is a festival of visual culture that features a series of exhibitions, commissions and interventions by 40 international and UK artists exploring the theme of Time and Generation, presenting new site-specific work alongside work not seen before in the UK, and challenging stereotypical viewpoints of contemporary Asian artistic practice.
The artistic vision for ATM11 looks at one of the most important stories of our time: the migration of peoples from one place to other parts of the world. This continuous movement of people has radically changed our demographics, giving rise to new politics of identity focused on place, territory, belonging, global economic changes and community.
Here are just a few examples of the plethora of work constituting this internationally-important and unique triennial festival:
There are many other events, performances and installations too numerous to detail but all featuring leading practitioners in their respective fields from across the Asian world. Venues are as diverse as Bury Art Gallery, the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, People's History Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Piccadilly rail station, and the Egg Space at Media City.
Visit Asia Triennial's website for updates and events information.