Art exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Qasim Riza Shaheen: Autoportraits in love-like conditions

Sat 6 Sep 2014 – Sun 2 Nov 2014

Autoportraits in Love-like Conditions includes performance, film, photography, audio recordings, drawings and mixed media, and features new commissions produced by Shaheen over a 12-month period spent in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. It will focus on silent tales of love and the connections between people, while exploring simulated moments of intimacy with strangers through imagery and role-play.

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Sophia Al-Maria: Virgin with a Memory

Sat 6 Sep 2014 – Sun 2 Nov 2014

Artist, filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria, who rose to fame with her 2012 memoir The Girl Who Fell to Earth, presents a newly commissioned body of work for her first major exhibition, Virgin with a Memory.

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Cornerhouse Projects: Shaunie Barton

Thu 11 Sep 2014 – Tue 14 Oct 2014

Recent art graduate Shaunie Barton’s beautiful and intricate drawings are the product of a painstaking automatic-drawing technique that involves putting pencil to paper and allowing the images to flow directly from the subconscious mind. Drawn onto silk screen prints subtly embossed with geometric shapes, the patterns that emerge seemingly reference the ‘grey matter’ from which they are born, forming elaborate cellular arrangements that might resemble human DNA. The resulting works are presented as a series of images, tonally similar but as different as fingerprints.

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Coming soon

Cornerhouse Projects: How to Build a Body Without Organs

Thu 16 Oct 2014 – Tue 25 Nov 2014

In this selection of works curated by University of Edinburgh PhD candidate Alessandro Bucci – whose research spans art history, philosophy and fashion – artists have reflected upon the process of clothing the body, emphasising the role of dress in creating the whole ‘self’, or building a ‘body without organs’.

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Sat 22 Nov 2014 – Sun 15 Mar 2015, Mon - Closed, Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

With the move to our new First Street location in Spring 2015 to become HOME, we’re excited to present Playtime, an ambitious group show featuring new commissions by nine international artists, filmmakers and musicians who pay tribute to our triangular three-storey brick structure that we have called home since 1985. The exhibition will culminate in The Storming, a spectacular, one-off performance to close the venue by Manchester-based artist Humberto Vélez.

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Cornerhouse Projects: A Flourish. Ornithological Drawings by Fran Giffard

Thu 27 Nov 2014 – Tue 6 Jan 2015

London-based artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the beauty of natural illustrations, and has amassed an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork over the last five years. Working directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour and gouache paints and graphite pencil, she captures the wonder of exotic and commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant, and here she presents a selection inspired by her time spent in Hong Kong.

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