Location: The Whitworth, Manchester
In this highly original exhibition stages an ‘austere melodrama’, encompassing a vast repertoire of images of the reclining or recumbent body by many artists – in states of weariness, sleep, stupor, reverie, mourning, death and erotic transport or languor.
The exhibition features seventy artists including: Constantin Brancusi, Edward Burra, Alice Channer, John Flaxman, Edward Onslow Ford, Henry Fuseli, Rodney Graham, Anthea Hamilton, Richard Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Hilary Lloyd, The Lumière Brothers, Giulio Paolini, Carolee Schneemann, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Andy Warhol, and Francesca Woodman.
This is the latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by artists. These exhibitions often embrace an eclectic range of historical and contemporary works, offering illuminating insights into the artist’s own creative processes as well as the relationships between the works chosen.