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Photo: After Twilight

After Twilight: A Youth take over of the Whitworth

Putting young South Asian talent on the agenda, the Whitworth Young Contemporaries launched an evening full to the brim with conceptual art and emerging musicians to bring diversity back into galleries

Photo: Yasmeen Mjalli

Socially engaged art: the feminist genre of change?

Fighting for women’s freedom from harassment, activist Yasmeen Mjalli discusses how she weaponises the medium of protest art to create social change in the West Bank

Photo: Cecily Brown, Shipwreck drawings, Courtesy Thomas Dane Limited

Preview: Cecily Brown sketches the past onto the present

In the serene surrounds of the Whitworth’s Mezzanine Gallery, Cecily Brown displays her chaotically technicoloured ‘Shipwreck’ works, which reveal a confrontation between the past masterpieces of Delacroix, Don Juan, and Gericault, and the heart-wrenching images of the current refugee crisis

Self Portrait in the Studio at Peckham (After Steenwyck the Younger) II. Photo: The Whitworth

Remembering Partition with New North South: Raqib Shaw

The Whitworth welcomes Raqib Shaw with a palatial yet haunting new installation

Cornelia Parker, Verso, 2016. Copyright the artist

Looking beyond the façade: Cornelia Parker’s ‘Verso’

The Whitworth welcomes back Cornelia Parker, in an installation which looks behind the boundaries of artistic discourse