Curator-led Tour – The First Cut

The Judge by Justine Smith. Courtesy of the artist and Manchester Art Gallery

29 November 2012


North Member Programme

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3JL

The First Cut is a major exhibition of new and recent works by over 30 international contemporary artists who use paper in revolutionary ways. It explores how established and emerging artists are transforming the humble scrap of paper, through cutting, folding and sculpting, into amazingly powerful creations that could be destroyed  with a single tear. The exhibition includes seven new commissions by artists including Rob Ryan (UK) who has created the largest ever single paper cut, Mia Pearlman (US) who constructs 3D ‘weather systems’ that burst through walls and windows, and Andreas Kocks (Germany) whose works have the appearance of giant ink splats or brush strokes strewn across the gallery walls.

Join co-Curator Fiona Corridan for a tour of the exhibition.


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