THE SENSORY WAR | Manchester Art Gallery | Until 22 Feb
This major group exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War explores how artists have communicated the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014. The show examines how artists from 1914 onwards depicted the devastating impact of new military technologies utilised in a century of conflict beginning with the First World War.
EVERYDAY ILLUSIONS | Paper Gallery | 8 Nov-13 Dec
Every day we take the same trips to work, take the same bus, see the same sights, we have routines, the familiar. The Everyday Illusions exhibit will see artists take these banal occurrences, objects and scenes then offer a range of different insights into how we relate to them.
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HOW TO LIVE TO 100 AND ENJOY IT | The Lowry | 10-14 Nov
We're yet to unlock the secret to eternal life, but we've certainly figured out how to make it that bit longer. The How To Live To 100 And Enjoy It exhibition looks at what it takes for us to live to 100 years old. What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts from the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) based at the Universities of Southampton and St. Andrews.
CHAOS TO ORDER | Central Library | 10-15 Nov
Renowned for their eclectic, unpredictable style of music, Mercury Prize nominees Everything Everything have been handed the keys to the city's landmark Central Library building to curate the Chaos To Order festival. The five-day event will feature 'curated events and experiments spanning music, theatre, literature, dance, comedy, and the indefinable, to challenge perceptions and test the limits of what a 21st century library can be.'
IMMORTAL LOVE FROM SHANGHAI | Salford Museum & Art Gallery | 15 Nov-15 Mar
This new exhibition gives audiences a chance to witness rare traditional Chinese art brought over especially from Shanghai by highly respected artists Mr and Mrs Chen. Traditional Chinese skills are used including paper-cuts to show the history and development of the Chinese Dragon; detailed Chinese paintings to show symbols of wealth, love and friendship; and traditional Chinese watercolour landscape paintings. This is the first time the work will be exhibited in the UK.
JERWOOD MAKERS OPEN | Gallery Oldham | 15 Nov-1 Mar
This annual event is a major commission that hands £7,500 to upcoming artists and designers in order for them to take on new work and artisitic risks. Handpicked from nearly 250 applicants, the selected exhibitors will be showcasing a range of projects across different disciplinary backgrounds, from architecture and spatial design to more traditional craft-based skills in ceramics and glass. Exhibits include a modern day Tower of Babel and a full sized pub front.
MADE IN MANCHESTER: THE ART OF EMMANUEL LEVY (1900-1986) | Manchester Jewish Museum | Until 29 May
Following the discovery of what was thought to be a long lost painting by Manchester artist Emmanuel Levy, this major retrospective is the first on Levy in over 30 years. Born in Manchester in 1900 Levy studied at Manchester School of Art, where he trained under Adolph Valette, alongside L.S. Lowry with whom he remained friends. Levy's work touches on life in Manchester, WW2 and The Holocaust.
PLAYTIME | Cornerhouse | 22 Nov-15 Mar
Before the move to HOME in 2015, this final exhibition at Cornerhouse bids farewell to the building and pays homage to the place we have called home since 1985. To mark the occasion, nine artists present playful, participatory work inspired by Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and director Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece Playtime - which follows the adventures of Monsieur Hulot as he wanders, bemused, through a hysterically hyperbolic, modernist Paris.
THE BERLIN WALL | Imperial War Museum North | Sun to Tues between 16-30 Nov
To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Imperial War Museum will take a look back at some of the objects from their collections associated with fall and the stories behind them. A towering searchlight and a 1982 Trabant Deluxe Estate Car which came to symbolise differences between life on the East and the West of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
A Closer Look: The Berlin Wall
HOW TO BUILD A BODY WITHOUT ORGANS | Cornerhouse | Until 25 Nov
What makes up a person? Their bones? Organs? What about their skin? French philosopher Deleuze goes one step further and looks at how things such as the clothes we wear can complete us, or can 'build a body without organs'. In this selection of works curated by University of Edinburgh PhD candidate Alessandro Bucci – whose research spans art history, philosophy and fashion – artists have reflected upon the process of clothing the body, emphasising the role of dress in creating the whole ‘self’.
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