MIF: Poet Slash Artist
Alongside installing Christine Sun Kim’s gargantuan exhibition Captioning the City and bringing the festival’s street poster campaign to the heart of Manchester, we also helped Manchester International Festival bring Poet Slash Artist to life in the city for its 2021 edition.
Jointly curated by the Serpentine Galleries’ Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, and renowned poet and University of Manchester chancellor Lemn Sissay, the exhibition sought to examine the intersection of art and poetry, pulling together cultures, continents and languages across generations, all in the heart of Manchester. Each new work contributed was specially commissioned from poets and visual artists, situated throughout the city for people to pause and appreciate – all at a time when there are more words and images passing between us than ever before.
We teamed up with MIF to bring Poet Slash Artist to the streets of Manchester. Once again peppering the city with engaging artworks designed to draw passers-by into the festival’s cultural programme, we installed the project everywhere from our sites to gallery courtyards, to city streets. Poet Slash Artist then remained at HOME for the duration of the summer, receiving a glowing five-star review in The Guardian.