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The Whitworth Announces Spring Season 2016

This spring the Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, will present large scale solo exhibitions from internationally acclaimed contemporary artists.

23 January - 18 September 2016

This spring the Whitworth will present large scale solo exhibitions from internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Rivers and Nico Vascellari, as well as mining its 1950s and 60s design heritage with bold displays of its renowned Wallpaper collection and a retrospective of post-war textile designer Tibor Reich.

A brand new commission by Anya Gallaccio in the surrounding parkland will unite art and nature, completing the season.

A year after his performance at the Whitworth re-opening weekend artist Nico Vascellari returns to Manchester with a large solo exhibition throughout the Landscape Gallery (26 February to 18 September 2016).

In Bus de la Lum and Darvaza visitors will be transported into locations from the artists own childhood, each of which are surrounded in legend and hidden history.

Using light, shadow and an extraordinary soundtrack created in collaboration with Turkish-born musician Ghédalia Tazartès, the works will recreate the eerie and haunted forests of Northern Italy combining performance, sculpture, video and sound.

Tibor Reich | 23 January - 28 August 

Wallpaper | 29 January - 7 August 

Ben Rivers | 26 February - 22 May 

Nico Vascellari | 26 February - 18 September

For more information, go to  whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

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