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Asia Triennial 11

9 September 2011

The People’s History Museum is delighted to be part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 11 (ATM 11).  It is the first time the museum has been part of this city wide festival initiated by Shisha.   

Memories by J Chuhan will be on show in our Community Gallery from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 13 November.  The exhibition explores generations and journeys in relation to migrant communities settled in Cheetham Hill, north Manchester.
 
J Chuhan’s paintings respond to people and the sense of an interior life rich in experiences within the everyday environment of shifting cultural heritage.  The paintings will be complemented by screenings of Presence, a short film by Richard Creed revealing memory as a contemplative act distilling notions of identity. 

In addition there will be screenings of the ATM11 trail programme’s South Asian Whispers film, curated by Lwimbo Kunda.  This will retell stories of migration in the area’s South Asian communities, piecing together individual and collective voices.  Some of the objects in the Memories exhibition are kindly provided by Bhatt Fabrics, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. 

Asia Triennial Manchester 11 (ATM11) is a festival of visual culture featuring exhibitions, commissions and interventions by 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.

Asia Triennial Manchester (ATM) is conceived by Shisha, the UK’s international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts, in partnership with Bury Art Gallery, Castlefield Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, Cornerhouse, The International 3, John Rylands Library, MadLab, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, People’s History Museum and The Whitworth Art Gallery.  http://www.asiatriennialmanchester.com/.