I went along to the opening of the Asia Triennial on Friday night curated by friend and colleague, Alnoor Mitha. The event took place in the bowels of the Imperial War Museum North and alongside the relics of war and violence, the triennial with its subtitle of ‘conflict and compassion’ was entirely suited to such an forbidding space.
Not being the most eloquent art critics, and having not yet seen the galleries all around Greater Manchester where much of the work is happening, I can only report being inspired by the great effort led by Alnoor and his always friendly team. Brilliant people.
Separate to the curated works and sat amongst the weapons of war, was a dark and truly grizzly object - deformed steel girders from the ‘twin towers’ - like some exhausted brutalist giant in the corner. Compelling, and for my part, something that called out for me to touch it. I didn’t, because all the signs said not to. Would it have been disrespectful?
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