OFF SITE: BETWEEN, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Friday 8th June 2012 :7pm - 9pm
FREE but BOOKING REQUIRED www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-events/between-2-commissions-by-annika-strom-and-louise-adkins
BETWEEN: Curated by Louise Adkins and The International 3
Between is a season of new performance art commissions taking place in the space and time between exhibition changeovers at Cornerhouse, Manchester.
For Between 2, artist Annika Strom will present The Inept Five, a performance featuring five student actors who will stand in as extras for the evening, supporting the event and ‘helping out’ in a highly unexpected way. Originally from Sweden, Strom lives and works between the UK and Berlin. Recent exhibitions include projects for Frieze Art Fair in London, as well as solo shows in Turin, Paris, and Stockholm.
Louise Adkins will present Material Balance, a re-enactment of the legendary 1972 world chess championship clash between the American challenger Bobby Fischer and Soviet champion Boris Spassky. Billed as the battle between ‘good and evil’, this most famous of all chess matches will be recreated in Gallery 3 by local junior players. Adkins has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and Europe and is currently working as Artist/Curator of Between. She lives and works in Manchester.
BETWEEN is supported by Arts Council of England, Cornerhouse, MIRIAD and The International 3