A Modest Show & British Art Show 9
For summer 2022, Manchester’s becoming home to a double dose of creative culture from British Art Show 9, and its local, artist-led parallel, A Modest Show. We’ve been working with city arts stalwart HOME to shine the spotlight on the vast programme (exhibitions, performances, installations, films, dining events and much more), taking over many of the city’s greatest spots – including HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, Islington Mill, The Whitworth, Castlefield Gallery, and Paradise Works.
While the British Art Show is examining the ever-evolving city through the lens of healing, care, and reparative history, A Modest Show asked its artists to devise work under satirical themes of food, hospitality, consumption, and dining – quite literally inviting everyone to eat Manchester artists. Enabling them to sit side by side on the street, our poster campaign and partnership with HOME took over the city with just the kind of vibrant and playful creatives you’d expect from the (somewhat) congruent shows.