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Audio Described Tour of Postwar Modern

A Shirley Baker photograph of children in Hulme

A tour of Postwar Modern suitable for blind and partially sighted visitors, led by Lisa Squirrel who will describe key works on display. 

Postwar Modern is a revelatory new take on art in Britain after the Second World War, a period when artists had to make sense of an entirely altered world. The exhibition explores the art produced in Britain in the wake of a cataclysmic war. Certainty was gone, and the aftershocks continued, but there was also hope for a better tomorrow. These conditions gave rise to an incredible richness of imagery, forms and materials in the years that followed. 

Focusing on ‘the new’, Postwar Modern features 48 artists and around 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, collage and installation. As well as reconsidering well-known figures, the exhibition foregrounds artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazism or as migrants from a crumbling empire, in addition to female artists who have tended to be overlooked.

Abbas Zahedi: Age of Many Posts

For Postwar Modern we have invited Abbas Zahedi to develop an expanded programme that explores resonances between the postwar period and now

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