Culture Diary w/c 05-02-2018

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free!

Monday — Live Drawing: Boccioni’s Lost Sculpture 2-4.30pm @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool — £3

A unusual chance to sketch Umberto Boccioni’s undulating, Futurist sculpture, Spiral Expansion of Muscles in Movement (1913) – thought to have been destroyed in 1917, and brought back into existence (thank you!) by artist Matt Smith using 3D printing tech.

Talk: Joanna Zylinska: Pictures From The End Of The World: Nonhuman Photography 7-8.30pm @ Jerwood Visual Arts, London – FREE (Booking Required)

How can photography help us to understand The Anthropocene? Tonight, join artist and author of Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017), Joanna Zykinska, as she responds to the landscape/animal photography of one of this year’s Jerwood/Photoworks Awards artists, Sam Laughlin.

From In The City of Lost Times, by Pakistani artist Mahbub Jokhio, The Tetley, Leeds

Wednesday — Ad Marginem By Mugstar – Live 8-10.30pm @ Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room  — £8

A moody, black and white “meditation on isolation and loss” filmed on the coast and docklands of Merseyside, expect deft, psych-tinged instrumentals tonight from Mugstar; performing a live score alongside a film co-wrote and co-directed with filmmaker Liam Yates.

Thursday – Exhibitions Opening: Madiha Aijaz: These Silences Are All The Words / Mahbub Jokhio: In The City Of Lost Times 6-8pm @ The Tetley, Leeds — FREE

From life to death, from reading to silence: exploring the libraries and graveyards of Pakistan, respectively, artists Madiha Aijaz and Mahbub Jokhio tonight unveil their first British solo exhibitions. Co-commissioned by the Karachi Biennale and the New North and South network (of eleven arts organisations across the North of England and South Asia), expect unexpected reflections on daily life and public spaces. Exhibitions continue until 22 April.

From A Certain Movement, by Sam Laughlin, one of the three Jerwood/Photoworks Awardees

Nightshift International: Love Is A 3 Way Game 6-8pm @ New Art Spaces, Great Northern Tower, Manchester – FREE

TV, fandom, glossy magazines, sportswear, 90’s Europhilia… If any of these things float ya boat (and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t they?), then get along to tonight’s exhibition featuring Nightshift co-founders and artists Sarah Boulter and Elliott Flanagan. Expect film installation in one of Manchester’s latest galleries; exhibitions continues Fri-Sun 12-5pm.

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler: The Scar 6-9pm @ HOME, Manchester — FREE

“Together we are barrelling towards the scene of the accident at 120 kilometres an hour…” Taking as a starting point the trauma of state sponsored disappearance and violence, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler’s new film is a genre-bending blend of film noir and non-fiction. Featuring live spoken word by the Young Identity collective for PV only, plus live music from Ha Za Vu Zu and MC Endo Bravo. Exhibition continues until 31 March.

Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler: The Scar

Saturday – Exhibition Opening: more of an avalanche 6–8pm @ Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge — FREE

Who are you calling snowflake? Featuring work by 14 artists, including Jesse Darling, The Newsreel Collective and Harold Offeh, expect Wysing’s new show to tackle the ways that marginalised people are mocked, blocked and silenced by the political right. Exhibition continues until 8 April.

Sunday – Casablanca (1942) 6pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £12.20/11.20/10.20/9.20

“We’ll always have Paris…” Frequently topping the ‘best films of all time’ lists, Michael Curtiz’s romantic masterpiece has American café owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) reunite with ex-lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) in the wartime Moroccan city of the title. In a politically charged setting of lowlives, Vichy and Nazis, Rick has a tough choice to make.

Casablanca @ the bombed out church

Laura Robertson, Editor

Images, from top: From In The City of Lost Times, by Mahbub Jokhio, at The Tetley, Leeds. From the series A Certain Movement, by Sam Laughlin, one of the three Jerwood/Photoworks Awardees. Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler’s film The Scar. Still from Casablanca (1942)

Posted on 04/02/2018 by thedoublenegative