POLITIKA – ART & THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY

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WHEN POLITIKA IS

Politika is happening between 19th September and 1st October 2014. The launch night is on Friday 19th September.

WHAT POLITIKA IS

Politika is offering the opportunity for people to think about the role of art and the artist in contemporary society. The exhibition, workshops, screenings and meetings include speakers and activities to generate starting points for an answer, another view, in order to to sustain another ideology against consumerism and the disempowerment that it represents.

Our programme is centred around 5 symbiotic themes:

- Ancoats

- Activism in the digital age

- Capitalism works for me?

- Sustainability in the city

- Emergency (Emergencia) 

Politika presents the opportunity for people to transform themselves from passive consumers into active participants- active citizens via public participation in our creative programme.

Politika will see a merging of the intersections between art, social justice as artists and the citizens of Greater Manchester assert their right to the city.

WHERE POLITIKA IS

The Politika Gallery is in The Engine Room, Hope Mill, Ancoats, M4 7JA. The exhibition space is the result of a renovation of a Grade 2 listed mill, in an area of Manchester called Ancoats. Ancoats was the world’s first industrial suburb and is a thriving area, including communities of residents, artists and activists. Ancoats is ridiculously close to the city centre and hosts spaces with a history at sustainable rates.

Ancoats is rapidly becoming a place for sub cultural and independent creative organisations, similar to how the Northern Quarter used to be 15 years ago.

WHO POLITIKA IS

Politika involves 19 artists from 9 countries. Politika brings together a host of international artists for exhibition, interventionist art and debate.