Responding to their current exhibition, British Art Show 9 and the theme of ‘Inventing New Futures’, some of Manchester’s finest drag artists have created responsive work for an exclusive showcase in the ground floor gallery.
A brand-new commission created by Cheddar Gorgeous and more – watch this space! Cheddar Gorgeous is a gender divergent drag artist, producer and self-confessed unicorn-idealist based in Manchester. They have been telling stories using costume make-up and other people’s words for the last decade.
The British Art Show, curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, is recognised as the most pertinent and ambitious recurring exhibition of contemporary art produced in the UK, bringing the work of some of the most exciting contemporary artists to four UK cities every five years.
British Art Show 9 has been developed at a precarious moment in Britain’s history that has brought politics, narratives of identity and questions of agency to the centre of public consciousness. The artists presented in the exhibition respond in critical ways to this complex context; imagining more hopeful futures and exploring new modes of resistance.