6th - 22nd October 2017

New Commission

Imtiaz Dharker

New North and South

  • 20
  • Oct

2017

Friday

1.00pm

Head and shoulders shot of Imtiaz Dharker wearing a cream dress and a delicate pearl necklaceAyeshe Dharker

  • Head and shoulders shot of Imtiaz Dharker wearing a cream dress and a delicate pearl necklace

Poet, artist and documentary filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker will be writing this year’s Manchester Art Gallery co-commission, responding to solo exhibitions from South Asian artists Neha Choski, Risham Syed, Mehreen Murtaza, Waqas Khan and Hetain Patel. The exhibitions are part of New North and South, an ambitious three-year programme of contemporary art celebrating the shared heritage of South Asia and the North of England.

Born in Pakistan, but living for many years in Britain, Imtiaz’s many collections include Purdah, Postcards from god, I speak for the Devil, The terrorist at my table, Leaving Fingerprints and Over the Moon. ‘If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker,’ said Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.